Luis Alejandro Salas' research interests lie primarily in Greek and Roman medicine and philosophy. He is committed to promoting the importance of medical history and the history of philosophy to contemporary medicine and the humanities.
Salas's work focuses on the ways in which philosophical ideas and polemic influence their medical counterparts from the Hellenistic period through the second century CE, especially in the work of Galen of Pergamum (129-216 CE). Luis also maintains an interest in Aristotelian psychology and Philosophy of Language. Professionally, he is committed to promoting the importance of medical history and the history of philosophy to contemporary medicine and the humanities. He is the associate editor of APEIRON, an international journal for the history of science and philosophy.
He is currently working on a book about Galenic polemics, Cutting Words: Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments. He is also writing an article on prehension as an underlying taxonomical principle in the comparative anatomical claims of Greco-Roman anatomists.
Luis Alejandro Salas holds a B.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, an M.A. in Classics from Rutgers University, and an M.A. in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin. He took his Ph.D. in Classics from The University of Texas at Austin in the Joint Program in Ancient Philosophy.