Professor Christof Rapp, born in 1964, studied Philosophy, Ancient Greek, Logic, and Philosophy of Science in Tübingen and Munich. He obtained his doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1993 and his post-doctoral lecturing qualification (“Habilitation”) at the University of Tübingen in 2000. From 2001 to 2009, he held the Chair for Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy at Humboldt-University in Berlin. In 2009, he assumed the Chair for Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
His main fields of research are ancient philosophy and its relations to modern debates in ontology, ethics, action theory, and the philosophy of mind.
From 2001 to 2004, Professor Rapp headed the Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie e.V. He was co-director of the excellence cluster TOPOI from 2007 to 2009 and founding director of the Graduate School of Ancient Philosophy in Berlin. He is editor of the journals "Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung" and "Phronesis".
In October 2009, Christof Rapp was appointed as academic director of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.