Kat Furtado


Contact Information

Email: k.furtado@mail.utoronto.ca

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Bio and Research

I hold a BA (Honours) in Classics with a second major in Political Science from Acadia University, and an MA in Classical Languages from the University of Alberta. My undergraduate research focused on political ideology in the late Roman Republic and early Principate. During my master’s, I turned more toward ancient philosophy, and I wrote my final project on Aristotle’s ethical works.

At the University of Toronto, my focus remains primarily on ancient Greek philosophy, in part through my participation in the Collaborative Program for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. My major interests are in friendship, political community, and emotion in ancient ethical philosophy. I’m also interested in the literary representations of philosophical ideas in ancient texts, and in translation theory, especially concerning ‘back-translation’ of modern literary texts into dead languages.

Research Interests

PhD (Greek and Roman ethical philosophy, emotion and reason, community in ethical philosophy)