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Eleni Manolakaki

Basic Information

Title: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Language
Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science and Technology

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30) 210 727 5577
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5530
E-mail: manolaka[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: Monday 14:00-16:00, Thu. 12:00-13:00, Fr. 12:00-13:00
Contact address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Philosophy and History of Science (M.I.Th.E.),
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771, Athens
Greece

Academic information

Education

  • M.sc.  (Honor’ s/4 years), Department of Mathematics, University of Athens (B1), 1992
  • Ph.D, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 2000
    Thesis Title: Truth-Evaluability in Radical Interpretation
    Supervisor: Prof. Peter Milne, University of Stirling
    Prof. Jane Heal, University of Cambridge

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Decision Theory
  • Philosophy of Mathematics

My current research interests lie mainly in the project of a measurement theoretic account of language and mind. The basis of the project is Davidson’s unified theory of meaning and action which combines a tarski-style semantic theory of truth with a Jeffrey-style decision theory. For reasons stated at E. Manolakaki (2000/2007) the decision theoretic component of the unified theory of interpretation should be a classical decision theory like Savage’s decision theory. The aim of the project is twofold: to demonstrate that a unified theory of language and mind can be construed as a case of three-partite conjoint measurement and to elaborate and defend the philosophical commitments of a measurement theoretic account of language and mind.   

Teaching experience

Undergraduate

  • Philosophy of Language, Compulsory Course, 7th Semester, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, 2009-
    Compulsory Course, 3rd Semester, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2001-2009
  • Theory of Knowledge and Metaphysics, Compulsory Course, 5th Semester, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, 2009
  • Analytic Philosophy, Course for Philosophy Honors, 6th & 8th Semester, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, 2009-
  • Current Issues in Philosophy: Concept and Content, Optional Course, 8th Semester, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, 2009-
  • Philosophy of Mathematics, Optional Course, 6th Semester, Department of Mathematics, University of Athens, 2012-
  • Theories of Truth, Optional Course, 7th &  8th  Semester, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2003-2009
  • Issues in Philosophy of Language: Singular Terms, Seminar, 6th & 8th Semester, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2001-2007
  • Philosophy of Mind, Compulsory Course, 6th Semester, Department of Philosophy University of Patras, 2002
  • Logic, Two Semesters Compulsory Course, 1st & 2nd Semester, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2006-2009
    Compulsory Course 1st  term (tutorial), Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh,   1995-2000
  • Philosophy in Europe (History of European Philosophy)
    Compulsory Course (two semesters), 2nd year, Studies in European Civilization, Hellenic Open University, 2007-
  • Introduction to Philosophy, The American College of Greece, 2001-2002
    Tutorial, Department of Philosophy, University of Sterling, 1995
  • Ethics, The American College of Greece 2001-2002
  • Metaphysics, Compulsory Course (tutorial), 4th Term, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 1994-2000
  • Logic and Philosophy of Science
    Compulsory Course (tutorial), 2nd Term, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 1994-1996

Graduate

  • Philosophy of Mathematics, Optional Course, Postgraduate Program on Education and Methodology of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Athens, 2012
  • Truth and Predication, Seminar, Postgraduate Program on Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens & National Technical University of Athens, 2012
  • Davidson, Seminar, Postgraduate Program on Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens & National Technical University of Athens, 2010-2011
  • Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mind
    Compulsory Course, Postgraduate Program on Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2007

Supervision

 

Postgraduate Dissertations

  • Vasiliki Rizothanasi,” Interpretation and Communication in D. Davidson’s Philosophy of Language”, Postgraduate Program on Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens & National Technical University of Athens, 2013, Grade: Excellent
  • Dimitra Kelesidou, “Philosophical Interpretations of Probability”, Postgraduate Program on Mathematics, Hellenic Open University, 2013, Grade: Excellent
  • Eleftheria Samara, “Philosophical Problems in Decision Theories”, Postgraduate Program on Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens & National Technical University of Athens, 2013, Grade: Excellent
  • Konstadina Simandrakou, “Logicism concerning the a-priori character of mathematical truths and their applicability to empirical world”, Postgraduate Program on Mathematics, Hellenic Open University, 2014, Grade: B1
  • Nikos Kallergis, “Ontological Realism and Truth-Value Realism in Mathematics, Postgraduate Program on Mathematics, Hellenic Open University, 2014, Grade: C
  • Sotiris Sakellaris, “Philosophy and Strong Artificial Intelligence, Postgraduate Program on Mathematics, Hellenic Open University, 2014, Grade: Excellent
  • Olga Kalkadera, “The Indispensability of Mathematical Objects”, Postgraduate Program on Mathematics, Hellenic Open University, 2014, Grade: Excellent
  • Stathis Koukoulas, “Intuitionistic Mathematics” Postgraduate Program on Mathematics, Hellenic Open University, 2014, Grade: Excellent

Ph. D Dissertations

  • Amalia Tsakiri, “Externalist Theories of Content”, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens
  • Vasiliki Rizothanasi, “The Unity of Proposition”, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens
  • Vaggelis Triantafyllou, “On Vagueness”, Department of Philosophy and History of Science


Selected Publications

Books

  • Eleni Manolakaki. 2014. Philosophy of Language: The possibility of a Theory of Meaning, I. Sideris, forthcoming
  • Eleni Manolakaki. 2007. Truth-Evalubility in Radical Interpretation. Edinburgh Research Archives

Editing

  • D. Davidson. 2014. Truth and Predication. Introduction & Editing Eleni Manolakaki. Ekkremes, forthcoming

Peer Reviewd articles

  • Eleni Manolakaki, 2014, “Davidson’s Interpretations: A Reply to Eli Dresner” (under review)
  • Eleni Manolakaki 2014, “A Measurement Theoretic Account of Propositional Attitude Ascriptions” (under review)
  • Eleni Manolakaki, 2013. “What is Meaning (Soochow University Lectures in Philosophy) by Scott Soames, Analysis Vol. 73, Jan. 2013,  182-186, Oxford University Press
  • A. Arageorgis, E. Manolakaki, A. Koutoungos (reply). 2010. “Peri Philosophikès Methodou”, Neusis  18
  • Eleni Manolakaki. 2007. “A Note on the Paratactic Analysis of Mood”.  Philosophical Inquiry.Vol. 29/1, 84-88
  • Eleni Manolakaki  . 2007. “Aris Koutoungos, Peri Philosophikès Methodou”. Philosophical Inquiry Vol. 29/4, 94-97
  • Eleni Manolakaki. 2004. “Διάκριση Πεποιθήσεων και Επιθυμιών” (“On the Distinction between Beliefs and Desires”). Deukaleion 22/1.21-41
  • Eleni Manolakaki. 2003. “S. Psillos, Causation and Explanation”. Neusis 12. 205-209
  • Eleni Manolakaki. 2002. “On Davidson’s Unified Theory of Meaning and Action”. Neusis 11. 113-14022/1,p. 21-41

Conference presentations & Lectures

  • “A measurement theoretic account of propositional attitude ascriptions”, 2014, ECAP 8 – Eighth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, University of Bucharest , Romania 28 August – 2 September 2014
  • “Measurement-theoretic interpretations in Philosophy of Language and Mind: Problems and Perspectives. 2013. University of Athens, Greece
  • “Semantic Monism”.2012. One day Conference for the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn. University of Athens, Greece
  • “The self as the center of narrative gravity”.2011. One day Conference on Narration. Athens
  • “On the Unity of Proposition”. 2010. 1st Panhellenic Conference of Philosophy of Science, Athens
  • “The Innocence of Interpretational Indeterminacy”. 2009. University of Athens. Greece
  • “Measuring the Subject”. 2008. Panhellenic Conference of Philosophy, Patras
  • “Davidson’s Conceptual Relativism”. 2008. 6th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • “Translatability and Anomaly of Mental Concepts”. 2007. University of Patras
  • “Translatability and Anomaly of Mental Concepts”. 2007. University of Stockholm. Stockholm. Sweden
  • “Translatability and Anomaly of Mental Concepts”. 2006. Conference on Conceptual Schemes. Paros. Greece.
  • “Conceptual Relativism”. 2006. University of Athens
  • “Interpreting Degrees of Belief”. 2004. Conference of Degrees of Belief. University of Konstanz, Germany
  • “Externalism, Triangulation and Anomalous Monism”. 2003. Conference on Philosophy. University of Crete. Greece

Other Publications

  • Kim, J. Philosophy of Mind. 2005. Translation to Greek E. Manolakaki.  Leader Books. P. 410
  • E. Manolakaki. 2007. “Is the Heroic what I’m listening?”. Cogito 05
  • E. Manolakaki. 2006. “Musical disintegration and meta-musical unification”. Cogito 04
  • E. Manolakaki. 2005. “Silence: Inside or outside music?”. Cogito 03
  • E. Manolakaki. 2005. “Do I understand or do I understand not of music?” Cogito 02.
  • E. Manolakaki. 2004. “Music: Non-translatable language”. Cogito 01

Admin experience

  • Coordinator of the staff seminar, Division of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy & History of Science, University of Athens, 2009-
  • Member of the Steering Committee: 3rd Panhellenic Conference of Philosophy of Science, 27-29 Nov. 2014, University of Athens
  • Member of the Scientific Committee: XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, 4-10 August 2013. Athens
  • Member of the Steering Committee: One day Conference for the Philosophy of Philip Kitcher, June 2013, University of Athens
  • Member of the Steering Committee: One day Conference for the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn, March 2012, University of Athens
  • Member of the Steering  Committee: 2nd Panhellenic Conference of Philosophy of Science, 28 Nov.-1 Dec. 2012, University of Athens
  • Member of the Steering Committee: One day Conference for the Philosophy of Richard Boyd, Dec. 2010, University of Athens
  • Member of the Scientific Committee: 1st Panhellenic Conference of Philosophy of Science, Oct. 2010, University of Athens
  • Member of the Steering Committee: One day Conference for the Philosophy of  Michael Friedman, Dec. 2009, University of Athens
  • Director of Studies, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, 2009-
  • Member of the Committee of fast track entry/qualification exams: Department of Philosophy and History of Science, 2009-
  • Coordinator: One year course Philosophy in Europe, Hellenic Open University. 2010
  • Person in charge of Finances of the Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2002-2009
  • Erasmus coordinator, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2007
  • Member of the Committee of Undergraduate Curriculum,  Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2002-2009
  • Member of the Committee of Postgraduate Curriculum, Postgraduate Program in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2006-2009
  • Examiner for Ph.D. Scholarships, Philosophy of Science, Greek Scholarship Foundation. 2004
  • Member of Evaluating and Assessment Committee for 5 Lecturer’s positions, Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, 2004-2009
  • Referee:  Neusis, Metascience

Awards and Funding

  • Greek State Scholarship Foundation, Ph.D. Grant, 1992-1996

 

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