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University of Waterloo
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Ancient Science, Ancient Mathematics, Ancient Astronomy, Ancient Cosmology, History of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Mathematics
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Jacqueline Feke is a historian of the ancient Greek physical and mathematical sciences. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Canada.  She has held visiting positions at the University of Toronto and l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Previously, she held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and Stanford University.

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Ptolemy’s Philosophy: Mathematics as a Way of Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018.

“Ptolemy’s Philosophy of Geography.” Claudio Ptolomeo: Geografía. Capítulos teóricos. Ed. René Ceceña. Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2018.

“Théon d’Alexandrie.” Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques, vol. 6: de Sabinillus à Tyrsénos. Ed. Richard Goulet. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2016. 1008-1016.

“Meta-mathematical Rhetoric: Hero and Ptolemy against the Philosophers.” Historia Mathematica 41.3 (2014): 261-276.

“Mathematizing the Soul: The Development of Ptolemy’s Psychological Theory from On the Kritêrion and Hêgemonikon to the Harmonics.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 43.4 (Dec. 2012): 585-594.

“Ptolemy’s Defense of Theoretical Philosophy.” Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 45.1 (Jan. 2012): 61-90.

“Ptolémée d’Alexandrie (Claude).” Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques, vol. 5, 2nd part: de Plotina à Rutilius Rufus. Ed. Richard Goulet. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2012. 1718-33.

(with Alexander Jones). “Ptolemy.” Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, vol. 1. Ed. Lloyd Gerson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 197-209.

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