Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Psarros

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Psarros

Lecturer (LfbA)

Theoretische Philosophie
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1112
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35835
Fax: +49 341 97-35849

Abstract

I teach Philosophy at the University of Leipzig since 1998.


After obtaining my PhD 1988 in nuclear chemistry at the university of Marburg I worked for several years on various research projects in the fields of microbiology and biochemistry of oral cariogenic bacteria, as well on nuclear waste management.


I obtained 1997 my habilitation with a thesis devoted to the philosophy of chemistry, which was published 1999 under the title "Die Chemie und ihre Methoden (Chemistry and its Methods)" by Wiley-VCH.


1998 a Heisenberg fellowship of the German Research Foundation enabled me to expand my research to the fields of ontology, philosophy of nature, social ontology and philosophical anthropology. Philosophy and history of chemistry, however, remained always within the scope of my philosophical interests. My philosophical objective is to bridge the gap between the platonic/aristotelian ontological tradition and the modern pragmatist and phenomenological philosophical currents.


Professional career

  • since 08/2004
    Appointment as Professor extraordinary for Philosophy at the University of Leipzig.
  • 01/1983 - 04/1992
    Research assistant at the Faculty of Nuclear Chemistry of the Philipps University of Marburg and at the Institute for Radiochemistry of the TU Munich.
  • 05/1992 - 11/1994
    Habilitation Fellowship from the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.
  • 11/1993 - 02/1994
    Research assistant at the institute of Philosophy of the University of Marburg.
  • 12/1994 - 02/1997
    Habilitation Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
  • 04/1997 - 10/1997
    Research assistant at the institute of Philosophy of the University of Marburg.
  • 06/1998 - 10/1998
    Didactic advisor at the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. R.A. Fischer), Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 11/1998 - 07/2004
    Heisenberg fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Centre for Higher Studies of the University of Leipzig.
  • since 10/2005
    Tenured Instructor for HPilosphy at the institue of Philosophy of the University of Leipzig.
  • 10/2002 - 01/2003
    Interim Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leipzig and Interim Director of the Institute of Philosophy.
  • 10/2008 - 01/3200
    Interim Professor of Philosophy at the TU Darmstadt.

Education

  • since 06/1977
    High School Diploma, German School in Athens
  • 10/1977 - 10/1979
    Studies of chemistry and philosophy at the Bavarian Julius Maximilians University in Würzburg.
  • 10/1979 - 11/1983
    Continuation of the study of both subjects at the Philipps University of Marburg.
  • since 11/1983
    Diploma in Chmeistry
  • since 03/1988
    PhD in Chemistry
  • since 07/1997
    Habilitation and appointment as Privatdozent (Reader) in Philosophy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the Philipps University of Marburg.
  • since 01/1999
    Appointment as Privatdozent at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Leipzig.

Panel Memberships

  • since 09/2018
    Member of the Ethics Council of the University of Leipzig
  • since 01/2017
    PROMOS-Expert
  • Elements of a new Philosophy of Nature
    Psarros, Nikolaos
    Duration: 01/2012 - ongoing
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Philosophie
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more projects

  • Psarros, N.
    Max Stirner, der Philosoph – Ein Versuch der Versöhnung seines Denkens mit der philosophischen Tradition
    Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann. 2021
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  • Psarros, N.
    Από πλάγια οπτική γωνία (From an oblique angle)
    Thessaloniki: Epikentro. 2018
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  • Psarros, N.
    The Ontology of Time – A Phenomenological Approach
    In: Gerogiorgakis, S. (Ed.)
    Time and Tense: Unifying the Old and the New. München: Philosophia. 2015.
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  • Psarros, N.
    Facetten des Menschlichen
    Bielefeld: transcript. 2007
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  • Psarros, N.
    Die Chemie und Ihre Methoden
    Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. 1999
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more publications

  • Andere Stipendien/Forschungspreise: Heisenberg-Stipendium
    Psarros, Nikolaos (Theoretische Philosophie)
    awarded in 1998 by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
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  • Andere Stipendien/Forschungspreise: Habilitations-Stipendium
    Psarros, Nikolaos (Theoretische Philosophie)
    awarded in 1994 by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinchaft.
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  • Andere Stipendien/Forschungspreise: Habilitations-Stipendium
    Psarros, Nikolaos (Theoretische Philosophie)
    awarded in 1992 by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.
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more awards

  • Theoretische Philosophie
    Philosophie und Frieden
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/08/2020
    External participating organisations: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Athen)
    Involved persons: Psarros, Nikolaos; Protopapadakis, Evangelos
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  • Theoretische Philosophie
    Fachgutachter Hellenic Authority for Higher Education
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/04/2010
    External participating organisations: Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (Athen, Greece)
    Involved persons: Psarros, Nikolaos
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