Professeurs et Professeures

Katerina Ierodiakonou

Professeure associée de philosophie antique et byzantine

Curriculum Vitae

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics; the topic of my thesis was the Stoic logical method of analysis. I am currently Associate Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva and of the Department of Philosophy and History of Science of the University of Athens. I have previously taught as Assistant Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, and as Lecturer and Fellow at Oxford Colleges (St. Hugh’s College, University College, Brasenose College), at York University, and at Cambridge University. I also taught summer courses at the Central European University in Budapest and at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul. During the autumn term of 2003 I was Member in the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. As Visiting Professor I spent some time doing research at the Centre of Excellence ‘Topoi’ of the Humboldt University in Berlin, at the Centre for Advanced Studies of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo, and at the Department of Classics of Stockholm University. I was also a member of the research programme 'Representation and Reality. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Aristotelian Tradition' of the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science of the University of Gothenburg (2013-2019). Currently, I am in charge of three research programs: Theories of Cognition in the Aristotelian Commentators (2018-2022), Sourcebook of Byzantine Philosophy (2020-2023), Theophrastus’ De sensibus: critical edition, english translation and commentary (2021-2024).

Research Interests

My research interests are in Ancient and Byzantine philosophy, in particular ancient epistemology and logic. I edited collections of articles and published numerous papers on Aristotelian and Stoic logic, Hellenistic theories of knowledge, ancient thought experiments, ancient medicine, and Byzantine logical commentaries. The book I am currently working on, Ancient Theories of Colour, is the first systematic study of this topic. My next projects are to edit, translate and comment on (i) Theophrastus’ De sensibus, and (ii) Michael Psellos’ paraphrasis of Aristotle’s De interpretatione.

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