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Constantinos Athanasopoulos

Honorary Associate

Dr Constantinos Athanasopoulos has published more than four books in Greece and is the editor of two further books which are to be published in the UK. The most recent of his more than 25 papers and contributions in international philosophical  journals, Conference Proceedings and Encyclopedias include:

“The influence of Ps.Dionysius the Areopagite on Johannes Scotus Eriugena and St. Gregory Palamas: Goodness as Transcendence of Metaphysics” (in English), in  Agnieska Kijewska, ed., Being or Good? Metamorphoses of Neoplatonism, Lublin: Catholic University of Lublin Press (KUL), 2004, pp.319-341.

“The Ethical Problems of Sensus Communis Philosophicus: Reflections on McKeon” in Stephan Heuser, Hans G. Ulrich, eds., Pluralism in Europe- One Law, One Market, One Culture? Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2006, pp.278-289.

Encyclopedia Entries in A. C. Grayling, A. Pyle and N. Goulder, eds., The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy, London: Continuum International Publ., 2006. "Communitarianism", in Vol. 1, pp. 692-693; "Culture and Civilization", in Vol. 1, pp. 767-769; "Fact-Value Distinction", Vol. 2, pp. 1047-1048; "War and Peace", Vol. 4, pp. 3304-3307.

“Ousia in Aristotle’s Categories”, Logique et Analyse, 53 (210), 211-243, June 2010 (ISSN 0024-5836). Original title: The Importance of Aristotle's views on Ousia in the Categories for the understanding of Aristotle’s dictum: “τὸ ὄν πολλαχῶς λέγεται” in Metaphysics: The road to Rhetoric and its use in Logic and Metaphysics or Against Some of the Essentialist and Rationalist Readings of Aristotle.

'Towards a conceptual and methodological renaissance in Philosophical Practice or Socrates, Aristotle, Augustine and Carl Rogers: Elenchos, Balance, Truth and Love as an antidote to the Fear of Freedom. Some thoughts on the possibilities of improvements in current Philosophical Practice', Proceedings of the XI-ICPP and HT2012 (The 11th International Conference on Philosophical Practice and the 4th International Conference on Humanities Therapy), Korean Humanities Institute, Kangwon National University and HK Research Team for Humanities Therapy, Vol. 1, pp.217-239. The paper is also accepted for publication at the peer-reviewed journal: Philosophical Practice (Journal of the APPA) (Volume 7, Number 3, November 2012, pp.1030-1044).

‘St. Gregory Palamas, (Neo-)Platonist and Aristotelian Metaphysics: the response of Orthodox Mystical Theology to the Western impasse of intellectualism and essentialism’ in Divine Essence and Divine Energies: Ecumenical Reflections on the Presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy, edited by C. Athanasopoulos and C. Schneider, James Clarke & Co, expected publication date: February 2013. ISBN: 9780227173862.

'What Nicholas D. Smith has got wrong about Homeric Ethics', in Teaching and Research in the Arts: Papers from the Arts Faculty Conference held at the New Lanark Mill Hotel, October 2010 and October 2011, The Open University, 2012, pp.3-14.

Currently, he is contributing an entry on Christian Mysticism and Food in the Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics (ed. by Paul B. Thomson and David M. Kaplan) for Springer. He is also working on various papers on aspects of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language and Mind, in Homeric Ethics, and he is the co-editor of Divine Essence and Divine Energies: Ecumenical Reflections on the Presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy, edited by C. Athanasopoulos and C. Schneider, James Clarke & Co, expected publication date: April 2013 (in English) ISBN: 9780227173862. He is also the exclusive editor on a volume of proceedings from the International Conference on St Gregory Palamas (Thessaloniki, March 2012), and a guest editor for a specialised APPA journal issue containing a selection of papers from the 12 ICPP (to be held in Athens in August 2013). Finally, he is going to edit the papers from the Round Table on Wittgenstein and Therapy submitted for the World Congress of Philosophy (to be held in Athens in August 2013).

He works as an Associate Lecturer for the OU, teaching the course AA308 Thought and Experience: Themes in the Philosophy of Mind in Scotland. He is the British Wittgenstein Society's Editor for the Book Reviews Section and he manages the BWS online Wittgenstein Annotated Bibliography.



C Athanasopoulos Near the Mortal Remains of Adam Ferguson - photo