Dr Thomas Giourgas
Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Moral Psychology, Epistemology, Positive Psychology
'Well-Being, Education, and Unity of the Soul in Plato'
'The Paradox of Refuting the Socratic Paradoxes'
- 2008: MSc in Philosophy (with specialisation in ancient philosophy), University of Edinburgh.
- 2007: MSc in Comparative Public Policy, University of Edinburgh.
- 2006: BA in Law and Political Science , University of Athens.
Publications and Work in Progress
- The Two Conceptions of Knowledge and Diachronic Akrasia in Plato (submitted)
- Socratic Elenchus and the Final Aim of Education (under submission)
- Aristotle's Rejection of Inverse Akrasia
- The Quantitative Character of Eudaimonia and the Role of Hedonism in the Protagoras
- 2011-2012 Ethics, "How Should One Live?"
- 2010-2011 (semester 2) Knowledge and Reality, Epistemology Lectures
- 2010-2011 (semester 1) Morality, Rationality and Value
- 2009-2010 (semester 1) Greats-From Plato to the Enlightenment
- 2009-2010 (semester 2) Morality, Rationality and Value
- 2008-09 Philosophy 2A, Philosophy 2B, Introduction to Philosophy.
Conferences & Presentations
- Unity of the Soul in the Protagoras and the Republic, 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, August 2013, Athens, Greece
- Aristotle on Inverse Akrasia, 2012, Edinburgh University Ancient Philosophy Society
- The Will: Past and Present, April 2011, University of Southampton
- Ancient Philosophy PG group, January 2010, Edinburgh. Title: Aristotle and the Socratic Intuition'
- WiP presentation. March 2010, Edinburgh. Title: 'The Rational Weak-willed agent'
- University of Edinburgh, October 2010. Title: Aristotle on Akrasia; a Refined Socrates?
- University of Tubingen, Germany, March 2009; 'Inverse Akrasia'
Prizes and awards
- 2010-2011 'Lecturer of the Year' EUSA Nominee
- University of Edinburgh, Department of Philosophy PhD Scholarship.
- EUSA nomination for 'Tutor of the year' (2009-2010)
- Nominated as Tutor of the Year (2008-2010)
- Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
- International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
- Prof Theodore Scaltsas (Lead)