Stelios Virvidakis

Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, Kroussovou 4, Ilissia, Athens 115 28, Greece

tel. (+30) 2107252361, (+ 30) 6974380877

e-mail: svirvid@phs.uoa.gr

Stelios (Stylianos) Virvidakis was born in Athens in 1955.  He studied philosophy at the University of Athens (BA), at the University of Paris I / Sorbonne - Panthéon (Maîtrise, D.E.A) and at Princeton University (Ph.D.) He was awarded his doctoral degree in 1984 and the topic of his dissertation was Transcendental Arguments, Transcendental Idealism and Scepticism.  He has taught at various universities in Greece, Cyprus, France, Japan and South Korea and is currently Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and History of Science of the University of Athens.  He has participated in many international conferences, given lectures in various universities in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Turkey, China and Japan, and has published a book in metaethics (La robustesse du bien, Nîmes: Jacqueline Chambon, 1996), textbooks for the teaching of philosophy in Greek high schools and more than a hundred articles in Greek, French and English, in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, philosophical dictionaries and encyclopedias, mainly in the areas of ethics, epistemology and the history of philosophy. He is a member of many philo­sophical societies, and a member of the FISP Steering Committee, representing the Greek Philosophical Society. In 2006, he was awarded the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Government.  His current research interests include issues in epistemology, metaphilosophy, metaethics, the history of modern philosophy and the philosophy of literature.