Visiting Fellow Spotlight: Stathis Psillos
Among philosophers of science, Stathis Psillos needs no introduction. And with multiple trips to the Institute, no other visiting fellow has had a greater impact on us. Since 2016, Psillos has visited the Institute on an annual or semi-annual basis. Each time he returns, he immerses himself fully in the life of the Institute–enriching the work of faculty members and trainees, alike. He holds regular office hours, and generously offers his feedback and thoughtful guidance to Institute members. His return visits to the Institute have not only benefited the research conducted by our members–his affability and warmth also enrich the social life of the Institute. Faculty, postdocs, grad students & staff all look forward to the chance to join Stathis for a cup of coffee or a trip to the Grad Club on campus.
As a visiting fellow, Stathis Psillos has delivered public lectures at the London Public Library, colloquium talks on campus, and talks at Institute hosted conferences. He has participated in a Rotman Dialogue, and is a regular attendee of Institute reading groups. Among Institute graduate students, his annual three-week, intensive seminar on scientific realism is eagerly anticipated and quickly fills up each year.
About Stathis Psillos
Stathis Psillos is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics at the University of Athens, Greece and an associate faculty member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy (where he held the Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science between 2013 and 2015). He is the author or editor of seven books and of more than 140 papers and reviews in learned journals and edited collections, mainly on scientific realism, causation, explanation and the history of philosophy of science. Psillos is a member of the Academy of Europe and of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science. He is a former president of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) and former editor of Metascience (2009-2014). In 2015, Psillos was among the most cited living philosophers, based on data from Google Scholar.
Learn more about Stathis on his personal website.