Greek Philosophy: Ancient, Byzantine, NeoHellenic, Modern - GPh2021
1. CONSTANTINOS RANTIS, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Ioannina.
Konstantinos Rantis is associate professor of History of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ioannina. He studied philosophy, sociology, psychology and pedagogy in Greece and Germany. He received a doctorate from Albert-Ludwigs-University at Freiburg i. Br. for his dissertation titled: “On the relationship between psychoanalysis and “Dialectic of the Enlightenment”” (“Zum Verhältnis von Psychoanalyse und „Dialektik der Aufklärung“”). He taught at the University of Education at Freiburg and Ludwigsburg, at the University of Thessaly, Volos, at the Panteion University, Athens, and also as a visiting researcher at the Department of Philosophy of J.W. Goethe University at Frankfurt a. M. Since June 2010 he teaches at the University of Ioannina. In his didactic work and in his scientific research work combines the History of Philosophy both theoretical Philosophy and practical Philosophy from the aspect of Critical Theory.
History of Philosophy
- Critical Theory
- Theory of Knowledge – Metaphysics
- Social Philosophy
- Philosophy of Nature
- Psychoanalyse und «Dialektik der Aufklärung», Lüneburg: zu Klampen, 2001. [gr. trans. Psychoanalysis and “Dialectic of the Enlightenment”, Athens: Ypsilon, 2006].
- Geist und Natur. Von den Vorsokratikern zur Kritischen Theorie, Darmstadt: WBG, 2004. [gr. trans. Nature and Spirit. From the Presocratics to Critical Theory, Athens: Polytropon, 2008].
- Castoriadis and Marx, Athens: Ypsilon, 2004.
- Introduction to Dialectics. From Plato to Marcuse, Athens: Alexandria, 2015.
- Herbert Marcuse. Beyond the Reality Principle. Five Lectures, ed. – trans. – apparatus criticus, Vol. 1: translation into Greek of: Herbert Marcuse, Beyond the Reality Principle. Five Lectures, Vol. 2: Apparatus Criticus, Trikala: Epekeina, 2017, 2019.
2. ATHANASIOS SAKELLARIADIS, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Ioannina.
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/1/1959
PRESENT POSITION: ASS. PROFESSOR, HEAD OF THE
ADDRESS: UNIVERSITY OF IOΑNNINA
- Philosophy of Science A’ : Presocratics to Bacon.
- Philosophy of Science B’ : Kant to Modern Scientific Revolutions.
- Philosophy of Language: Early and Later Wittgenstein. (Normativity, Private Language Argument, Forms of Life, Literary Wittgenstein), Kripke, Austin, Searle.
- Τheories of Metaphor.
- Theories of Consciousness.
- Philosophy of Literature (From Homer to Beat generation)
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language
AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Metaphor, Philosophy of Literature.
“Wittgenstein’s Theory of Language. A critical approach”.
University of Ioannina (2000).
From Tractatus to Philosophical Investigations: Wittgenstein’s philosophical route.( Athens: Ell. Grammata Publ.), 2006.
Sylvain Auroux, Philosophie du Langage, (greek trans., A. Sakellariadis ed.), (Athens : Metaixmio, 2005), [with distinction].
Stephen Toulmin, Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, (A. Sakellariadis intr. and tr.), [to be published ]
Stephen Toulmin, Foresight and Understanding, (A. Sakellariadis: intr. and tr.), [to be published]
RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
- 33d International Wittgenstein Symposium: “Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science and the Arts” (8 – 18 /8/2010 Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria). Presentation’s title: “Some Thoughts on Wittgensteinian “Nonsense” and the Use of Metaphor”. Also available in pdf: University of Bergen (Wittgenstein Archives).
- International Conference: “Philosophy and Crisis. Responding to Challenges to Ways of Life in the Contemporary World” (Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. and the University of Ioannina [Phil. Dpt.] 28-30 / 7 / 2013). Presentation’s title: “Using the “Wittgensteinian Ladder”: Some remarks on consciousness and metaphor. A chance of searching new methods in philosophy - The crisis of concepts.” Publication in the Proceedings : Philosophy and Crisis, vol. III, pp. 157-63.
- 10th International Conference on Semiotics “Changing Worlds and Signs of the Times” (Hellenic Semiotics Society and University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece 4-6 / 10 / 2013). Presentation’s title: “Metaphor as a hermeneutical design of the mental phenomena: The role of narrative speech in the cognitive field of the Philosophy of Mind.” Publication in the Selected Proceedings from the 10th Conference of the Hellenic Semiotics Society: Changing Worlds and Signs of the Times, e Book (PDF), Volos 2016, pp. 730 – 738.
- “Aristotle on Consciousness: Some Remarks on the Modern Hermeneutic Tradition.” (with Dr. P. Farantakis, presented in the 8th Annual Conference της International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry (ISME). Athens, July 2014). PHILOSOPHIA, 45, 2015, pp. 175 – 81.
- “Aristotle on Sense-Perception: Readings and Remarks.” Dia-noesis 3/April 2017, pp. 91-100.
3. GEORGIOS ILIOPOULOS, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Dr. phil. Georgios Iliopoulos was born in Athens in 1965. He graduated from the Varvakeios Model School, Athens in 1983, he studied Philosophy, Theory of Education and Psychology at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki where he earned his degree with specialization in Philosophy in 1987, he obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy from the same University in 1993, he held scholarships of the D.A.A.D. (German Academic Exchange Service) and I.K.Y. (Greek Scholarships Foundation) and he obtained his PhD. from the Freie Universität (Free University) Berlin in February 2002. He conducted research in Germany and taught at the University of Patras and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He worked for several years as a teacher at the Secondary Education Level in Greece and Germany and was for four years headmaster at schools in the Athens area. Since the spring of 2019 he is appointed as a Lecturer and Member of the Staff (Instructional and Lab Personnel) at the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His PhD-thesis bears the title: Ganzes und Teile des Politischen bei Aristoteles (The Whole and the Parts of the Political in Aristotle) and has been published in Marburg, Germany in 2004. His publications list includes among others:
- «griechische Antike», in: W. F. Haug, (ed.), Historisch-Kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus, 5th vol., Hamburg 2001, col. 977-984
- «Μesotes und Erfahrung in der aristotelischen Ethik», in: Philosophia, Yearbook of the Research Centre of Greek Philosophy at the Academy of Athens, 33rd Year, 2003, pp. 194-204
- «Zur Erziehung in der Αristotelischen Idealverfassung», in: Festschrift für Kostas E. Beys. Dem Rechtsdenker in Attischer Dialektik, Αthens 2003, pp. 571-585
- «Einheit und Vielheit der ethischen Vortrefflichkeit bei Aristoteles», in: Philosophia, Yearbook of the Research Centre of Greek Philosophy at the Academy of Athens, 34th Year, 2004, pp. 199-209
- «Platonische und Kantische Ideen in Hegels Glauben und Wissen», in: Hegel-Jahrbuch, 2005, pp. 120-125
- «Die Dialektik in Kants und Hegels Auseinandersetzung mit dem Skeptizismus», in: Hegel-Jahrbuch 2016, pp. 302-307
- «Vergangenheitsbewältigung mit Blick auf die Zukunft: die Rezeption der griechischen Antike bei P. Kondylis und K. Psychopedis», in: Jannis Pissis, Dimitris Karydas (eds.), Deutschland und Griechenland im Spiegel der Philosophiegeschichte. Transfers im 20.Jahrhundert, Edition Romiosini / CeMoG, Freie Universität Berlin 2018, pp. 237-251.
- «The Idea of Europe and the Crisis of Globalization», International Dialogue: EAST-WEST, Skopje (forthcoming)
- «Das unglückliche Bewusstsein und die Teleologie des Menschlichen», in Hegel-Jahrbuch (forthcoming)
- «Zum Hegelianismus von Panajotis Kondylis», Online Enzyklopädie of the Centrum Modernes Griechenland at the Freie Universität Berlin (forthcoming)
He has also translated into Modern Greek works of G.W.F. Hegel (Differenzschrift), H.-G. Gadamer (Der Anfang der Philosophie and Der Anfang des Wissens) and M. Heidegger (Phönomenologische Interpretationen zu Aristoteles and Nietzsche. Der Wille zur Macht als Kunst). He is currently working on a critical edition of Plato’s Sophistes including a translation into Modern Greek as well as on a research contribution about the reception of the philosophical thought of Bertolt Brecht in postwar Greece.
4. NIKOLAOS VLAHAKIS, PhD. in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, “St. Kliment Ohridsky”, University of Sofia.
Nikolaos Vlahakis was born in Agios Nikolaos, in the island of Crete-Greece in July 1967.
He studied Philosophy at University "St. Kliment Ohridski" in Sofia (1986-1991) - He graduated with a Master of Arts, under his Thesis on the topic “The Concept of Philosophical Representation in Michel Foucault’s work “Les Mots et Les Choses”.
He continued his studies on Public Administration at the National School of Public Administration in Athens (1994-1996), following his career as a public officer in Public Diplomacy & Communication.
He was post-graduated (Master of Arts) in International Relations and Strategy at the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS), in Brussels (2006).
He served as “Press and Communication Counsellor” at the Greek Embassies in Tirana (1997-2000), Brussels (2000-2003), Sofia (2003-2007), Budapest (2009-2015) and Berlin (2015-2017), as also in the permanent Representations of Greece to the EU and NATO (2000-2003).
He has served as a Head of Unit for “Analysis and Studies of the International Mass Media”, at the Ministry for Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information/Secretariat General of Communication, of the Greek Government (2017 – 2020).
For the time being he works as a “Policy Coordinator” at the National Rapporteur’s Office on Trafficking in Human Beings, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens.
Other activities in the Academic field:
He is PhD candidate at Sofia's University - writing his Thesis on “John Rawls's theory for the Law of the Peoples and J.Habermas concept for the constitutionalization of the international relations in the globalization era”.
He has published three poetry collections and many of his poems have been translated in Bulgarian, English, Spanish, Albanian, Arabic and German and they have been published in relevant literature magazines.
He has participated in several philosophical conferences and congresses.
Nikolaos Vlahakis is also a member of the administrative board of the NGO “Monitoring for International Organizations and Globalization”, based in Athens.
5. DIMITRA PAPOUTSAKI, Master’s in Philosophy, Department of Philosophical and Social Studies, University of Crete.
Dimitra Papoutsaki was born in Chania, Crete in 1968. She is a graduate from the Department of Philology, University of Crete (1991) and a Master’s Degree holder in Philosophy from the same university (2001). In her thesis titled “Fate and Freedom in Ancient Greek Philosophy” she explored the conceptions of ancient Greek philosophers, from the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus, on causality as well as the emergence of the free will problem.
She works as a foreign language teacher and as a translator. Her translations are included in Η Επικαιρότητα της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλοσοφίας [The Relevance of Ancient Greek Philosophy] (Ελληνικά Γράμματα, Athens 1997) and in Για μια φιλοσοφική παιδεία ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων [For a philosophical education of human rights](Ελληνικά Γράμματα, Athens 2005). Since 2014, she has been in cooperation with Mariolopoulos-Kananginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences for the translation and editing of texts in English. She has recently translated Professor A.A. Long’s work titled Νους, Ψυχή και Σώμα στον Αρχαίο Ελληνικό Στοχασμό [Greek Models of Mind and Self](Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2019).
6. CATHERINE STEFANOPOULOU, Master’s in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology (Department of Philosophy), University of Ioannina.
Katerina Stefanopoulou is a graduate of the Department of Philosophy of Pedagogy and Psychology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina. She completed the Postgraduate Program "Greek Philosophy - Philosophy of Science" of the Department of Philosophy with the grade of "Excellent". Her Master's thesis was entitled "Citizenship" in the thought of Adamantios Korais. Contribution to the research of the Foretold ". During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies she was a scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation. During her postgraduate studies, she participated in the Research Program “Development of integrated primary digital collections of historical and philosophical content and their online promotion Ellinomouseion” of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina. Her research interests concern the reception of Aristotle in modern Greek thought and the connection of moral and political philosophy. Since 2006 he has taught the lessons of Ancient and Modern Greek in public and private education. For the last two years he works in the Department of Education of the Hellenic Open University (EAP).