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Areas of research
The metaphysics of mind (reduction, explanation, emergentism, naturalism), philosophy of psychiatry, epistemological issues in neuroscience, epistemology (doubt, certainty, the Later Wittgenstein).

Positions Held
Philosophy Department, The American College of Greece.
Lecturer in philosophy, Hellenic Naval Staff and Command College.
Adjunct Lecturer in philosophy, City College of New York.

Education

City University of New York Graduate Center (PhD)
City University of New York Graduate Center (MPhil)
City University of New York Graduate Center (MA)
The American College of Greece (BA)

Courses taught
Mind and World: upper senior course (sometimes directed study) focusing on mental/psychological functions and the nature of the mind 
    and the self in view of recent scientific advances in psychology, neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. 
Academic Writing and Ethics: I teach the ethics component in this freshman-level interdisciplinary course introducing students 
    to ethical theories through an applied ethics theme. 
    Themes taught: Abortion, Animal ethics (eating / experimenting on animals), Environmental ethics (de-extinction), Free speech and 
    political correctness, Breaking the rules. 
Philosophy of Mind: introduction to the philosophy of mind focusing on the relation of our mental/psychological states to the 
    physical world. Course topics: theories of the mind, personal identity, consciousness, mental causation.
Issues in Epistemology: sometimes historical, sometimes thematic, advanced survey course focusing on the main questions in the 
    history of epistemology.
The Rational Animal: advanced level Honors course focusing on rationality and spanning issues in epistemology,          
    metaphysics, philosophy of science, mind, logic, and the rational justification of social and political structures.
Philosophy - core theme (IB): thematic survey of the main questions and views on the mind–body problem, the metaphysics 
    of personal identity and existentialism.
Theory of Knowledge (IB): I teach this as a class focusing on epistemological and metaphysical issues relating to different disciplines.

Professional service
Journal Referee: 
   Ratio
   Synthese
   Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy
   Phenomenology and Mind
   Studies in History and Philosophy of Biomedical and Biological Sciences 
   Annals of Philosophy

Independent reviewer for research grant proposals

   The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, the Dutch Research Council)

Professional memberships
Imperfect Cognition Research Network (the AHRC Epistemic Innocence Project)
American Philosophical Association (APA)
British Wittgenstein Society (BWS)


In between the lines 

In 1996 I lived in Amherst, Massachusetts and it was fantastic. After I got my PhD I took a long break from academia to pursue other interests - a break I thought would be permanent but then turned out not to be. In 2005 I worked for Marchesato degli Aleramici Brunello producers in Montalcino (Italy) and during 2006-2007 I was joint Coordinator of the 7th International Environmental Symposium of the Patriarch of Constantinople in Greenland. After that I took (quite) some time off and traveled on the trans-Siberian and trans-Mongolian railways to Russia, Mongolia and China. 
Then, in 2012, our son was born and that has kept me pretty busy since.