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Stelios Virvidakis

Basic Information

Title: Professor
Area of Specialization: Epistemology and  Ethics
Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science and Technology

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30) 210 727 5536 or
(+30) 210 725 2361
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5530
E-mail: svirvid[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: Monday 10:30 -12:00, Thursday 17:00 -18:00
Contact address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences (M.I.Th.E.)
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771, Athens
Greece

Academic information

Education

  • 1978 B.A. (Ptychion) in Philosophy, University of Athens
  • 1979 Maîtrise de Philosophie, Université de Paris I (Sorbonne-Panthéon)
  • 1980 D.E.A. d'Histoire de la Philosophie, Université de Paris I (Sorbonne-Panthéon)
  • 1984 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Princeton University

Research interests

  • Moral Philosophy
  • Μetaethics
  • Epistemology
  • History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (Kant, Wittgenstein)
  • Μetaphilosophy

Courses and Seminars

Undergraduate

Compulsory:

  • History of Modern Philosophy (From Descartes to Kant)
  • Introduction to Ethics

Elective:

  • Philosophical Texts: Kant
  • Philosophical Texts: Hume
  • Existentialism

 

Graduate

  • Kant: Critique of Pure Reason
  • Metaethics
  • Philosophy and Literature

Selected Publications

  • La robustesse du bien, Νîmes, Editions Jacqueline Chambon, 1996
  • “Stratégies de modération du réalisme moral”, in Ruwen Ogien (dir.) Le réalisme moral, Paris, Presses  Universitaires de France, 1999, 420-456.
  • “Analytic Philosophy in Greece”, Dialectica, 51 (1997): 135 -43
  • "Les arguments transcendantaux et le problème de la justification transcendantale de la normativité morale", Philosophiques 28 (2001): 109-128
  • “On the Relations Between Philosophy and Literature”, Philosophical Inquiry 25 (2003): 161-169
  • “Hare et la métaéthique contemporaine” in Jean-Yves Goffi  (dir.), Hare et la philosophie morale, Recherches sur la philosophie et le langage 23  (2004): 93-110
  • “McDowell’s Transcendental Empiricism and the Scheme-Content Distinction: The Pursuit of Innocence”, Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie 14/2 (2005):139-160
  • “On McDowell’s Conception of the Transcendental”, Teorema XXV/1 (2006): 35-58
  • “La querelle des droits de l’homme à l’épreuve de la politique”, Rue Descartes 51, (Fevrier 2006): 47-58
  • “Οn the Moral Assessment of Actions: Hard Cases in Applied Ethics”, Skepsis XVII/i-ii (2006): 177-191
  • “Varieties of  Quietism”, Philosophical Inquiry 30 (2008): 157-175

Additional Information

  • Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques (decoration by the French government- 13/4/2006)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of FISP (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Philosophiques)