Giannis Stamatellos

Giannis Stamatellos studied Computer Science and Analysis (1991) in Greece. Ηe received his Master of Arts (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. He was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Copenhagen (2010–2012) and Research Associate at the University of Oxford (2011–2014). He is the Founder and President of the Institute of Philosophy and Technology, Professor of Philosophy in the American College of Greece, Member of the Research Ethics and Deontology Committee at the Ionian University and the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies.

Main Publications



Plotinus and the Presocratics: A Philosophical Study of Presocratic Influences in Plotinus’ Enneads. SUNY Press, 2008.

Computer Ethics: A Global Perspective. Jones and Bartlett, 2007.

Introduction to Presocratics: A Thematic Approach to Early Greek Philosophy with Key Readings. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Plotinus and the Moving Image: Neoplatonism and Film Theory, co-edited Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. Brill-Rodopi, 2017.

Philosophy and Religion in Late Antiquity. Athens: Ekati, 2007.

Journal Articles

“Plotinus: Virtue Ethics”, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, [July 2018].

“Plotinus’ concept of matter in Giordano Bruno’s De la causa, principio et uno“, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 26:1, 11-24, 2017.

“Virtue and Hexis in Plotinus”, The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 9.2: 129 – 145, 2015.

“Eternity in Plotinus”, Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities: Philosophica II: 84-95, 2013.

“Plotinus on Transmigration: A Reconsideration”, Journal of Ancient Philosophy 7 (1): 49-64, 2013.

“Virtue, Privacy and Self-Determination: A Plotinian Approach to the Problem of Information Privacy”, International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education 1 (4): 35-41, 2011.

“Computer Ethics and Neoplatonic virtue: A Reconsideration of Cyber Ethics in the light of Plotinus’ Ethical Theory”, International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education, 1 (1): 1-11, 2011.

“The Meaning of Theurgy in Late Antique Philosophy”, Diavazo Magazine 481: 110-13, 2008.

Book Chapters

“Plotinus on Harmony: Heraclitean origins and virtue ethics”, in Harmony, edited by Drs. Li Chenyang and Dascha During, forthcoming in the book series “The Virtues”, Oxford University Press.

“Plotinus on philia and its Empedoclean Origin” in Platonic Pathways: Selected Papers from the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, John F. Finamore & Danielle A. Layne (eds.), The Prometheus Trust, 2018, 59-75.

“Beyond the Moving Images: A Plotinian Reading of The Truman Show” in Plotinus and the Moving Image, Botz-Bornstein, T. & Stamatellos, G., (eds.) Brill-Rodopi, 2017, 91-104.

“Argument by Analogy in Thales and Anaximenes” in Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, Bruce, M. & Barbone, S. (eds.), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, 180-182.

“Plotinus’ Angeletics: A Neoplatonic Message Theory” in Messages and Messengers: Angeletics as an Approach to the Phenomenology of Communication, Capurro, R. & Holgate, J. (eds.). Band 5. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2011, 125-134.

“The Notion of Infinity in Plotinus and Cantor” in Platonism and Forms of Intelligence, John Dillon, Marie-Élise Zovko (eds.) Berlin: Academie Verlag, 2008, 213-229.

“Body and Soul: Voluntary Descent or Involuntary Fall in Heraclitus, Empedocles, Pythagoreans and Plotinus” in What is the Soul? Thessaloniki: Metaekdotiki Press, 2002, 14-36.

“Neoplatonism” in Ways of Knowledge, Thessaloniki: Metaekdotiki Press, 2001, 65-90.