Teaching & Research

MAIN EMPLOYMENT
1996 Teaching Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Tübingen (Summer Semester).
1997-98 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Munich (Prof. Dieter Bremer). Research project: “Parmenides and the History of Greek Philosophy”.
1998-2003 Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus.
2004-13 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (tenure since 2007).
2014-19 Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
2019– Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens
PARALLEL/SECONDARY EMPLOYMENT
1989-91 Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, Department of Philosophy, University of Tübingen (Prof. Hans Krämer).
1994-95 Graduate Assistant, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
2003-11 Tutor for “Greek Philosophy and Science” at the Greek Open University.
2012-14 Tutor and Coordinator of the Module “Greek Philosophy and Science” at the Open University of Cyprus.
2007 Teaching Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg (Summer Semester).
2015 Professor (Vertretungsprofessur) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Lehrstuhl III für Antike Philosophie (Summer Semester).
SUPERVISING AND EVALUATION
  • Supervisor of the postdoctoral research program of Dr. M. Tatari on The end of art as a sphere of God’s revelation in Hegel (funded by IKY, 2008-09).
  • Supervisor of one accomplished PhD dissertation at the Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
    • M. Chondrokoukis: “Daemon and Cosmos. The unity of Eschatology and Cosmology in the Poem of Empedocles”.
  • Supervisor of three PhD dissertations in progress at the Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
    • A. Dimopoulos: “Memory, Language and Historicity of Culture. A Philosophical Approach”.
    • E. Theodoroudi: “Theaetetus – Sophist – Statesman: Time and Dramaturgy in the Platonic Trilogy” (scholarship from IKY).
    • I. Telios: “Post-Truth as Self-Deception. Theoretical Framework, Practical Strategies and Moral Consequences”.
  • Member of the dissertation committee of five PhD theses at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (three of them completed).
  • Member of the examination committee of several doctoral dissertations in Greek universities. External Member (Miembro del Tribunal de Tesis Doctoral) for a dissertation at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (6/2/2015).
  • Supervisor of sixteen completed MA dissertations at the Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007-17; all students supervised by me have successfully accomplished their MA-studies).
  • Supervisor of several diploma theses at the Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens.
  • Anonymous reader for the journals: Review of MetaphysicsZeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, Philologus, Rhizomata, Deucalion, Hypomnema, Ariadne etc.
  • Evaluator for research proposals submitted to the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK) etc.
  • Member of a committee of the Greek NARIC for the recognition of overseas degrees (sector Philology-Philosophy, 2007-13).
PROGRAMMES FUNDING
2006-07 Restructuring the BA-curriculum of the School of Philosophy and Education.
Participation as cooperating investigator.
2008-09 “The End of Art as a Sphere of God’s Revelation in Hegel”: Postdoctoral research project of Dr. M. Tatari at the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).
2011-12 Research project funded by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, within the framework Supporting Research in the Humanities.
Funding amount: € 4.000; participation as Scientific Coordinator.
2012-13 “Readings of Ancient Philosophy: The Case of Heidegger’s Aristotle-Interpretation”, funded by the Programme of the “Research Promotion Foundation” of Cyprus Attracting Researchers from Abroad (the project proposal was submitted by the Open University of Cyprus and evaluated as the best among 23 proposals).
Funding amount: € 49.780; participation as Principal Researcher (“Experienced Foreign Researcher”).
2013-14 Action “Plato”: Production of the electronic lexicon Plato’s Encyclopedia, as part of the project Plato’s Academy – Development of Knowledge and Innovative Ideas, conducted by the “Foundation of the Hellenic World” (Scientific Coordinator: Prof. V. Kalfas).
Funding amount: € 147.200; participation as Member of the Editorial Board (responsible for the lemmata on Plato’s modern reception).
2015 Action Kallipos – Greek Academic Electronic Textbooks.
Reviewer of the book: V. Kalfas, The Philosophy of Aristotle.
2018-19 “The moral status of the child in Plato and Aristotle: Τhe transition from mere living (ζῆν) to living well (εὖ ζῆν)”, funded by the Programme Support of Young Scientists.
Funding amount: € 62.650; participation as Scientific Coordinator.
2020-21 “Forms of truth in the Nicomachean Ethics: The concept of truth and the epistemic conditions of ethics”, funded by the Programme Support of Young Scientists II.
Funding amount: € 41.500; participation as Scientific Coordinator.
2021-22 Author of Modern European Philosophy: A Bibliographic Guide, in the framework of the Action Hellenic Academic Open Textbooks “Kallipos+”.
Funding amount: € 5.800; participation as author.
2021-22 “Aristotelists – The collaborative corpus+ of Aristotle”, funded by the Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK) and implemented at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Scientific Coordinator: Prof. V. Kalfas).
Participation as Member of the Scientific Committee (responsible for the reception and influence of Aristotle on modern philosophy).
2021-23 “Truth, Falsehood, Deception: Historical and Systematic Inquiries into Post-truth”, funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, 2nd Call for H.F.R.I.’s Research Projects to Support Faculty Members & Researchers.
Funding amount: € 144.792; participation as Scientific Coordinator.
Undergraduate courses taught (1996–)
Introduction to Philosophy Fall 2011, F 2019
Logic F 2000
Academic-philosophical Writing F 2000, Spring 2002
Ancient Philosophy F 2001, F 2003, S 2004
Modern Philosophy S 1999, S 2001, S 2005, S 2006, S 2008, S 2009, S 2010, S 2013, S 2020
Contemporary Philosophy F 2010, S 2012, F 2012, S 2014, S 2015, S 2016, S 2017, S 2018, S 2019
Pre-Socratic Philosophy F 2016
The Philosophy of Parmenides F 2004
Introduction to Plato F 1999
Plato’s Phaedo S 1996, F 2005, F 2009, F 2012, S 2015, F 2015
Plato’s Theaetetus S 2008
Plato: Forms and Soul S 2004
Social Contract Theories F 1998
Hobbes, Leviathan F 1999, F 2008, F 2016
Locke: The Political Philosophy S 2000
What is Enlightenment? F 2001
Kant F 1998
Hegel’s Philosophy of History S 2000, S 2002, S 2003, F 2005, F 2006, S 2007, F 2009, F 2010, S 2015, F 2015
The Philosophy of Marx F 2003
Continental Philosophy S 2020
Introduction to Heidegger’s Philosophy S 1999, S 2001
Heidegger, What is Metaphysics? F 2004, F 2007, F 2008, S 2015
Dialectic of Enlightenment F 2011
Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics F 2006
Graduate courses taught (2005–)
Hegel’s Philosophy of History S 2005
Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics S 2006, S 2019, F 2019
Plato’s Theaetetus F 2007
Plato’s Sophist S 2009
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics VI S 2010
Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit S 2012
Hegel, Philosophy of Right S 2013
Hegel, Science of Logic S 2014
Hegel, Encyclopaedia S 2015
Being and Becoming: Parmenides & Heraclitus S 2015, S 2016
Plato’s Republic F 2017
Vico, The New Science S 2018