Giannis Stamatellos / Γιάννης Σταματέλλος

MA in Ancient Philosophy, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (2001); PhD in Philosophy, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (2005). Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Center for Neoplatonic Virtue Ethics (CNVE) at the University of Copenhagen (2010–2012); Research Associate in the project Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies at the University of Oxford (2011-2014); Founder and President of the Institute of Philosophy and Technology (Greece). He is a Member of the Research Ethics and Deontology Committee at the Ionian University and the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies. His research interests focus on Computer Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Main Publications



Parasite: A Philosophical Exploration, co-edited Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. Brill-Rodopi, forthcoming 2021.

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

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

Plotinus and the Presocratics: A Philosophical Study of Presocratic Influences in Plotinus’ Enneads. SUNY Press, 2007.

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

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


“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.

Conference Proceedings

“‘Seasons bring all things’: A Heraclitean ontology of time” in PHILO-SOPHIA 125 Years University Philosophy in Bulgaria (forthcoming 2020).

“Cognitive Enhancement Using ICT and Its Ethical Implications” (co-authored with Doukakis S. and Glinou N.), in Vlamos P. (ed.) GeNeDis 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 989, Springer, Cham, 2017, 245-254.

“Security, Privacy and Technophobia in the School of the Future”, Proceedings of Eighth International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry, Ionio University, Corfu, Greece, 2009, 738-749.

“Security and Freedom in the School of the Future”, The School of the Future and the Future of the School: Conference Proceedings, Doukas Schools: Athens, 2008, 501-503.

Book Reviews

Akçay, K. Nilüfer. Porphyry’s On the cave of the nymphs in its intellectual context. Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic Tradition, volume 23. Leiden: Brill, 2019, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2020.04.05.

Baltzly (D.), Share (M.) (trans.) (2019) Hermias: On Plato Phaedrus 227A–245E. Pp. viii + 316. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, Classical Review 69 (1): 92-94.

Layne, Danielle A. and Harold Tarrant (eds.) (2014) The Neoplatonic Socrates, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.06.10.

Wilberding, J., Horn, C., (eds.) (2012) Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature, Oxford: Oxford University Press, The Classical Review 63.2 406–408, 2013.

Adluri, V. (2011) Parmenides, Plato, and mortal philosophy: return from transcendence, Continuum studies in ancient philosophy. London; New York: Continuum, The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition, 6, 2: 244-246.

Brisson, L., Pradeau, J.-F. (eds.) (2010) Plotin. Traités 51-54. Porphyre: Vie de Plotin, Paris: GF Flammarion, in The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 5, 1: 175-177, 2011.

Eliasson, E., (2008) The Notion of That Which Depends on Us in Plotinus and Its Background, Leiden: E.J. Brill, in Ancient Philosophy XXXI (1): 238-240, 2011.

McGroarty, K., (2007) Plotinus on Eudaimonia: A Commentary on Ennead I.4, Oxford: Oxford University Press, in Ancient Philosophy XXX (1): 207-209, 2010.

Majumdar, D., (2007) Plotinus on the Appearance of Time and the World of Sense: A Pantomime, Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.02.19.

Balla, Ch., (2008) Michael Frede: Ancient Greek Philosophy. Views of history and historiography, Athens, Ekkremes, 2008, in Kritika 2009-10.

Remes, P., (2007) Plotinus on Self: The Philosophy of the ‘We’, Cambridge/New York:  Cambridge University Press, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.01.06.

Curd, P., (ed. and trans.) (2007) Anaxagoras of Clazomenae. Fragments and Testimonia. A Text and Translation with Notes and Essays. The Phoenix Presocratics, 6, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.05.11.

Edwards, M., (2006) Culture and Philosophy in the Age of Plotinus, London: Duckworth, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.05.43.

 Adamson, P., (2002) The Arabic Plotinus: A Philosophical Study of the ‘Theology of Aristotle’, London: Duckworth, 2002, in Ancient Philosophy XXVI (2): 472-475, 2006.

 Arieti, J. A., (2005) Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.07.06.

 Liapis, V. (2003) Agnostos Theos, Athens: Stigme, 2003, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.12.29.


Translation in modern Greek of R. T. Wallis’ Neoplatonism (1995), Thessaloniki: Metaekdotiki Press, 2002.

 Translation in modern Greek of Robinson D. & Groves J., Plato for Beginners (2000), Athens: Diavlos Press, 2002.