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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.
 Plato's Master Argument for Forms
 Aporia, the Search for Knowledge, and the Demand for Definitions in the Early Platonic Dialogues
 The Aporetic Tradition 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 and Peter LARSEN, The Platonic Mind, Routledge, 2018, Notes: [This is a collection of fifty 6.000-words articles by a mix of top scholars and up-and-coming younger scholars, on the philosophy of Plato], Book, ACCEPTED
'Definition' in, editor(s)Vasilis POLITIS and Peter LARSEN , The Platonic Mind, Routledge, Routledge, 2018, [Vasilis POLITIS], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
'Introduction' in, editor(s)Vasilis POLITIS and Peter LARSEN , The Platonic Mind, Routledge, 2018, [Vasilis POLITIS], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Vasilis POLITIS, The Routledge Guidebook to Aristotle's Metaphysics , Routledge, 2017, Notes: [This is a new, substantially revised and enlarged version of Politis 2004 and is designed to form part of a new and prestigious series by Routledge], Book, PUBLISHED
Vasilis POLITIS, The Structure of Enquiry in Plato's Early Dialogues CHINA EDITION Peking University Press, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, 2017, ISBN (of the China Edition)-13: 9781107068117 , Beijing, Peking University Press, 2017, Notes: [Notes: [This is the CHINA EDITION of my The Structure of Enquiry in Plato's Early Dialogues, published by Peking University Press in collaboration with Cambridge University Press]], Book, ACCEPTED
'The concept of ousia in Metaphysics Alpha, Beta and Gamma' in, editor(s)Ronald POLANSKY and William WIANS , READING ARISTOTLE, Leiden, Brill, 2017, pp256 - 275, [Vasilis POLITIS and Jun SU], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Vasilis POLITIS and Philipp STEINKRUEGER, 'Aristotle's second problem about the possibility of a science of being qua being: a reconsideration of Metaphysics Gamma 2', Ancient Philosophy, 37, 2017, p1-31 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Vasilis POLITIS and George KARAMANOLIS, The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy, 2016, Book, ACCEPTED
'The Ontology of Plato and Aristotle' in, editor(s)George Karamanolis , Companion to Ancient Philosophy, Crete, Greece, Panepistimiakes Ekdoseis Kritis, 2016, pp000 - 000, [Vasilis poLITIS], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Aporia and Scepticism in Plato's Early Dialogues in, editor(s)Vasilis POLITIS and George KARAMANOLIS , The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016, [Vasilis POLITIS], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
  

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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.