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Dimitrios Athanasiou


  • Philosophy of Physics

  • Philosophy of Science

  • History of Philosophy



Doctoral Student
Department of Philosophy, Western University

I am a doctoral student in Philosophy at Western University. Currently, my research interests are focused on the Foundations of Physical Theories, but I am also intrigued by recent developments in Cognitive Science and the History of Philosophy (especially Early Modern Philosophy and Existentialism).

I was early on intrigued by questions concerning the nature of reality and how we come to know about it. I have always believed that any attempt to shed light on these topics should be informed by our best scientific theories. This motivated me to study Mathematics as an undergraduate student. Yet, I found that the way research is conducted in Science is sometimes too restrictive to tolerate the tackling of such “centrifugal” questions and unsurprisingly I was finally caught in the orbit of Philosophy instead.

After obtaining my BSc in Mathematics, I decided to pursue an MSc in History and Philosophy of Science – both at the University of Athens, Greece. In my Master Thesis I tried to examine the way various Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics attempt to respond to the (in)famous “measurement problem”.


“Structuralism and Realism: Epistemic Structural Realism”, Gavagai Philosophy Journal Vol. 2

MA Thesis

The Measurement Problem in Quantum Mechanics: Interpretive Approaches and Perspectives

Conference Presentations

“Physical Intentionality”, at 2nd Philosophy Conference for Graduate Students, University of Athens, 21-23 October 2016

Fall, 2017, Contemporary Political Philosophy, Western University (TA: Grader)

Winter, 2018, Health Care Ethics, Western University (TA: Tutorial Leader)

Fall 2018, Critical Thinking, Western University (TA: Tutorial Leader)

Winter 2019, Critical Thinking, Western University (TA: Tutorial Leader)