STASINOS

Stasinos Stavrianeas

Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Philosophy Department, University of Patras

Biography

Stasinos Stavrianeas is Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Philosophy Department, University of Patras. He studied at the University of Edinburgh (MSc: 1998, PhD: 2004) and at the University of Crete (BA: 1996). From 2006 he teaches at the Philosophy Department of the University of Patras both ancient and contemporary philosophy. His teaching includes: Presocratic philosophy, ancient philosophy of the mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology in particular, epistemology and metaphysics.

“I am very enthusiastic in meeting people who have an interest in the history of ideas and sharing thoughts concerning the significance of ancient philosophical ideas in particular both for the ancient world and the history of western civilization. I am interested in the way the ancient Greeks understood the natural world around us as well as our place in nature as human beings. That’ s because I believe that central questions human existence such as friendship, love and death are closely related with the way human beings understood their position inside the natural world.”

His publications are in the area of Aristotelian philosophy and in particular Aristotle’s philosophy of science and metaphysics. Professor Stavrianeas main research work has been on the biological works of Aristotle. He is the author of a commentary and translation in Modern Greek of Aristotle’s Parts of Animals, and he is now authoring a commentary and translation in Modern Greek of Aristotle’s Generation of Animals. He has published multiple papers in English and Modern Greek on Aristotelian philosophy.