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Stavros Ioannidis

Basic Information

Title: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Natural Sciences
Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science and Technology

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30)  210 727 5514
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E-mail: sioannidis[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: By appointment
Website: https://uoa.academia.edu/StavrosIoannidis
Contact address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University Campus, 157 71 Ano Ilisia, Athens, Greece

Academic information

Education

  • 2012 PhD degree in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • 2007 Master of Arts in Philosophy & History of Science, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • 2006 University degree in History & Philosophy of Science, Department of History & Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics of Science

Courses and Seminars

Undergraduate


Compulsory
  • History of Philosophy of Science
Elective Compulsory
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • History of Biology

Graduate

  • Topics in the Philosophy of the Bio-Medical Sciences

Selected Publications

Books

  • Ioannidis, S. & Psillos, S. (2022) Mechanisms in Science: Method or Metaphysics?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ioannidis, S., Vishne, G., Hemmo, M. & Shenker, O. (2022) Levels of Reality in Science and Philosophy: Re-examining the multi-level structure of reality (Jerusalem Studies in Philosophy and History of Science), Cham: Springer.
Papers
  • Ioannidis, S., Psillos, S. & Pechlivanidi, E. (forthcoming) ‘Relations in the Metaphysics of Science’, Metaphysica.
  • Ioannidis, S. & Psillos, S. (2022) ‘Levels and Mechanisms: Reconsidering Multi-level Mechanistic Explanation’, in Ioannidis, S., Vishne, G., Hemmo, M. & Shenker, O. (eds) Levels of Reality in Science and Philosophy: Re-examining the multi-level structure of reality, Cham: Springer.
  • Ioannidis, S., Livanios, V. & Psillos, S. (2021) ‘Governing Laws and the Inference Problem’, Grazer Philosophische Studien 98: 395-411.
  • Ioannidis, S., Livanios, V. & Psillos, S. (2021) ‘No Laws and (Thin) Powers In, No (Governing) Laws Out’, European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11: 1-26. (with V. Livanios & S. Psillos)
  • Ioannidis, S., Livanios, V. & Psillos, S. (2021) ‘Causal Necessitation and Dispositional Modality’, Philosophia 49: 289-298. (with V. Livanios & S. Psillos)
  • Psillos, S. & Ioannidis, S. (2019) ‘Mechanistic Causation: Difference-Making is Enough’, Teorema Vol. XXXVIII/3: 53 -75.(with S. Psillos)
  • Psillos, S. & Ioannidis, S. (2019) ‘Mechanisms, Then and Now: From Metaphysics to Practice’, in Falkenburg, B. & Schiemann, G. (eds) Mechanistic Explanations in Physics and Beyond, European Studies in Philosophy of Science 11, Springer, 11-31. (with S. Psillos)
  • Ioannidis, S. & Psillos, S. (2018) ‘Mechanisms in Practice: A Methodological Approach’, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 24: 1177-1183.  (with S. Psillos)
  • Ioannidis, S. & Psillos, S. (2017) ‘Mechanisms, Counterfactuals and Laws’ in Glennan, S. & Illari, P. (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy, New York: Routledge, 144-156. (with S. Psillos)
  • Ioannidis, S. & Psillos, S. (2017) ‘In Defense of Methodological Mechanism: the Case of Apoptosis’, Axiomathes 27 (Epistemologia 2017 Special Issue): 601-619. (with S. Psillos)
  • Ioannidis, S. (2015) ‘Functions and Functional Explanation Revisited’, Metascience 24: 253-258.
  • Ioannidis, S. (2013) ‘Regulatory Evolution and Theoretical Arguments in Evolutionary Thought’, Science and Education (Special issue: philosophical considerations in the teaching of biology) 22: 279-292.
  • Ioannidis, S. (2008) ‘How Development Changes Evolution: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Evolutionary Developmental Biology’, Biology and Philosophy 23: 567-578.British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2020.

Research Grants

  • 2018-21 ‘Biological Metaphysics: Understanding Developmental Mechanisms’ (ΜΕCHANISM), Principal Investigator, funded by Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation, duration: 3 years, budget: € 140,000.
  • 2018-19 ‘Relations and Powers in Philosophy and Science’, funded by PA 2014-2020 (‘Support for researchers with an emphasis on young researchers’), duration: 15 months, budget: € 46,900 (with S. Psillos and E. Pechlivanidi).

Awards

  • Doctoral Scholarship, Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (2007-10)
  • Postgraduate Bursary, University of Bristol
  • Undergraduate Awards, State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ), Greece

 Additional Information

  • Vice-President and founding member of POND: Network of Philosophy of Science around the Mediterranean <https://pondposmed.wordpress.com>
  • Editor-in-Chief of αnalytica (a peer-reviewed electronic open-access journal for philosophy of science <www.analytica.phs.uoa.gr>)
  • Referee for academic journals, e.g.: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Theoria, Inquiry, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Kriterion
  • Supervisor of 20 undergraduate dissertations and member of the advisory committee in 4 postgraduate dissertations (HPS Dept)
  • Collaborating researcher in the ‘Laws & Powers in the Metaphysics of Science’ (NoMoS) research project (2022-25), funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (PI: S. Psillos)
  • Ηead of the Οrganising Committee of the 7th Panhellenic Conference on Philosophy of Science and member of the OC of the 4th, 5th and 6th PCPS.