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Sebastian Mateiescu

Researcher / guest

Dr. Z.S. Mateiescu
+31 71 527 2727

Sebastian Mateiescu is a Postdoc and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy.

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Fields of interest

  • Late Antiquity
  • Early Christianity
  • Patristics and Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Byzantine Studies


My current research lies at the intersection of late antiquity and Christianity, with a focus on the philosophical tools shaping Greek patristic thought. My project, called 'The interpretation of the differentia during late antique and early Christian thought' (INdifference: H2020-MSCA-IF grant no. 843839/2020-2022) investigates the reception of the notion of difference, a key term in Aristotelian and Neo-platonic logic, into the early Christian theological debates. The research takes its input from the late divergent Neo-platonic attempts to cope with the philosophical conundrums posed by differentia and aims at identifying the means by which this concept gets a major importance in the ongoing parallel Christological debates in Byzantium.

Curriculum vitae

I was born and raised in Romania where I received my doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest (2012). My previous work includes research activity within the field of History of Philosophy and Science (Bucharest) and research positions in Patristic Philosophy held at the University of Lausanne and Institute for Ecumenical Research, Sibiu (IÖFH).

Researcher / guest

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number N.V.T.



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