Dr. Panagiotis Thanassas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Aristotle-University of Thessaloniki.
He was born 1967 in Patras (Greece). Having received his B.A. in Law at the University of Athens (1989), he conducted undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Philosophy at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he received his M.A. and his Ph.D. (1996). He has taught Philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen, Heidelberg and Cyprus.
P. Thanassas has received grants from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), from the Evangelisches Studienwerk “Villigst”, from DAAD, from DFG, and he is a fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
He is author of the books:
1. Die erste "zweite Fahrt". Sein des Seienden und Erscheinen der Welt bei Parmenides. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag 1997, 301 pp. (translated also in Greek, 1998).
2. M. Heidegger, What is Metaphysics? [Prolegomena – Translation in Greek – Commentary]. Athens: Patakis 2000, 2004, 198 pp.
3. G.W.F. Hegel, Reason in History. Introduction to the Philosophy of History [Prolegomena – Translation in Greek – Commentary]. Athens: Metaihmio 2006, 364 pp.
4. Parmenides, Cosmos, and Being. A Philosophical Interpretation. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press 2007, 109 pp.
He has also published articles on Greek Philosophy, on German Idealism, on Heidegger and on Philosophical Hermeneutics.