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Dr. Vasilis Politis

Associate Professor (Philosophy)
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Dr Vasilis Politis has been teaching in the Department of Philosophy since 1992 (permanent since 1997). He is also director of the Dublin Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition. He obtained his B.A., B.Phil and D.Phil from Oxford.
  Ancient Philosophy, esp. Plato and Aristotle.   Ancient Scepticism.   Essence, explanation, and universals.
 POWER--REASON--LOVE: Crossroads in Plato's Ethics and Politics
 Plato's Essentialism
 Aporia in Ancient Philosophy

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Head of Department, Philosophy.
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.
Secretary to the Fellows.
Member of the Fellows Standing Committee.
Chair of the Committee for Philosophy, Royal Irish Academy.
Director of the Dublin Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition
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Member of the International Plato Society.
Member of the European Society for Ancient Philosophy.
Member of the Irish Philosophical Club.
Vasilis Politis, Plato's Essentialism. Reinterpreting the Theory of Forms, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020, Book, IN_PRESS
Vasilis Politis, Aristotle and the Metaphysics, London, Routledge, 2004, Book, PUBLISHED
Explanation and Essence in Plato's Phaedo in, editor(s)D. Charles , Definition in Greek Philosophy, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp62 - 114, [Vasilis Politis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
George Karamanolis and Vasilis Politis, The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Vasilis Politis, What do the Arguments in the Protagoras Amount to?, Phronesis, 57, (3), 2012, p209 - 239, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Vasilis Politis, Note on Plato's Statesman 275d8-e1, Classical Quarterly, 2021, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
What is behind the ti esti question? in, editor(s)J. L. Fink , The Development of Dialectic from Plato to Aristotle, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp232 - 260, [Vasilis Politis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The concept of ousia in Metaphysics Alpha, Beta and Gamma in, editor(s)R. Polansky and W. Wians , Reading Aristotle. Argument and Exposition, Leiden, Brill, 2017, pp256 - 275, [Vasilis Politis and Jun Su], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Vasilis POLITIS, 'Plato's Ontology', China Scholarship (中国学术), 38, 2016, p000 - 000, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Vasilis Politis, The Primacy of Self-Love in the Nicomachean Ethics, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 11, 1993, p153 - 174, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Award from the College Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. 2006
Election to Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. 2005
Award from the College Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. 2004
Award from the College Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. 2003
Government of Ireland Fellowship 2007-08
Award from the College Association and Trust. 2003
Grant from the College Programme for Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies. 2002
Award from the College Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. 2007
Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2009-10
Award from the College Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. 2014
Ancient Philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle (all areas, esp. metaphysics, epistemology and ethics). Ancient Scepticism. Aporia and its place in inquiry, in Plato, Aristotle and ancient scepticism. Contemporary modern metaphysics: essence.