Professor of Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Stathis Psillos is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, formerly the Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science and since 2013 a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. Since 2020 he is the co-ordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Philosophical Research of NKUA. In 2015 he was elected member of the Academy of Europe and in 2007 a member of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science. He is the author/editor of ten books and of more than 170 papers and reviews in learned journals and edited collections, mainly on scientific realism, metaphysics of science and the history of philosophy of science. He is founding member (2006) and the first elected President (2007-2009) of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA). He is currently director of the Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science and former editor of Metascience (2009-2014). In 2020 he was elected member of the Steering Committee of the European Society of Analytic Philosophy (ESAP). His book Causation and Explanation was awarded the prize of the Presidents of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science for the best textbook in the Philosophy of Science in 2004. He has given over 210 talks in seminars, workshops and conferences (mostly invited) around the world.