Cao Qingyun


Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2010 to Dec 2011

University Affiliation (Current)

University Affiliation

Cao Qingyun received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Peking University, specializing in ancient Greek thought. She got her Bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University and Master’s degree from Tsinghua University. Her dissertation focused on Aristotle’s metaphysics, exploring Aristotle’s concept of matter, especially the relation of matter with substratum and potentiality. She is currently working on a project on Aristotle’s philosophy of mind.

Current Research Projects and Interests: ancient philosophy, philosophy of mind, neo-Aristotelanism, metaphysics

Recent Publications


“Aristotle on the Unity of Composite Substance”, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 2015.


Change and Persistence: A Study on Aristotle’s theory of Matter, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2014.

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