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Chrysostomos Mantzavinos

 

Basic Information

Title: Professor
Area of Specialization Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science and Technology

Contact Information

Phone : (+30) 210 727 5578
Fax : (+30) 210 727 5530
Email:

cmantzavinos[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr

Personal Webpages: www.mantzavinos.org
Office Hours: Every day by appointment
Contact Address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Philosophy and History of Science
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771 Athens
Greece

Academic Information

Education

  • B.A., Economics, University of Athens (1989)
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Tübingen (1992)
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Tübingen (2003)
  • Habilitation, University of Bayreuth (1999)

Research Interests

  • Rationality
  • Institutions
  • Political Economy
  • Values and science
  • Scientific explanation
  • Hermeneutics
 

Courses - Seminars

 

Undergraduate

  • Introduction into the Human Sciences
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Institutional Economics

Graduate

  • Scientific Explanation
  • Problems of Philosophy

Selected Publications:

 

Books

  • Wettberbstheorie, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1994
  • Individuals, Institutions and Markets, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001
  • Naturalistic Hermeneutics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009

Papers

  • (with Douglass C. North and Syed, Shariq): Learning, Institutions and Economic Performance, in: Perspectives on Politics, vol. 2. No 1, 2004, pp. 75-84.
  • The Institutional-Evolutionary Antitrust Model, in: European Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 22, 2006, pp. 273-291.
  • What Kind of Problem Is The Hermeneutic Circle?, in: Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice, Mantzavinos C. (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 299-311.
  • Federalism and Individual Liberty, in: Constitutional Political Economy, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 101-118.
  • The Ethical Project. A Dialogue, in: Analyse und Kritik, vol 34, 2012, pp. 21-38.
  • Explanations of Meaningful Actions, in: Philosophy of the Social Sciences, vol. 42, June 2012, pp. 224-238.
  • Explanatory Games, in: The Journal of Philosophy, vol. CX, Nov. 2013, pp. 606-632.
  • Text Interpretation as a Scientific Activity, in: Journal for General Philosophy of Science, vol. 45, 2014, online first.
 

Other

  • Philosophy Section Editor for the 2nd Edition of the International Encyclopedia of
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (to appear in 2015)