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Philosophy of Science - Metaphysics

Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science and Technology

Phone: +30-210-7275538

E-mail: psillos[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr

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Stathis Psillos is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics at the University of Athens, Greece, Adjunct Research Professor of Philosophy, Dept of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada, Member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy-Engaging Science, University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada and Research Associate of the Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, London School of Economics (LSE). He is the author or editor of twelve books and of more than 170 papers and reviews in learned journals and edited collections, mainly on scientific realism, causation, explanation and the history of philosophy of science. He is member of the Academy of Europe and of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science. He is a former president of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) and former editor of Metascience (2009-2014). He has given more than 215 talks in conferences and seminars since 1992. His book Causation and Explanation, Acumen (2002) & McGill-Queens University Press (2003) was awarded the Prize of the Presidents of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science for the best textbook in the Philosophy of Science. His edited collection The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Science (with Martin Curd) Routledge 2008 was named one of Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2008. His book Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth, 1999, London & New York: Routledge has about 2500 citations in Google Scholar. His most recent books include Karl Marx: the Metaphysics of Method (in Greek), Ekkremes, 2022, Mechanisms in science: method or metaphysics? (With Stavros Ioannidis) (2022) Cambridge University Press, Reconsidering Causal Powers: Historical and Conceptual Perspectives (edited with Henrik Lagerlund and Benjamin Hill), Oxford University Press, 2021. He is currently Principal Investigator of the Research Project Laws and Powers in the Metaphysics of Science, funded by Elidek.


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