Vasiliki Vergouli

Vasiliki Vergouli

University of Patras
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Philosophy

Vasiliki Vergouli is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Patras, under the supervision of Professor Pavlos Kontos. After completing her studies in Law (MA, BA, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and in Philosophy (MA, BA, University of Patras), she was awarded in 2016 a three-year scholarship for doctoral research in Ancient Greek Philosophy from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). She has served as teaching assistant (University of Patras), published in academic journals, participated in a MOOC on Aristotle's Ethics, spoken and co-organized workshops and conferences. Her current research focuses on the area of Aristotle's Moral Epistemology, posing questions concerning the method and the very purpose of practical philosophy. She is fascinated by the dialogue that remains ongoing between ancient philosophical thought and contemporary philosophy and makes every effort to explore this resourceful exchange which forms much of her present work. Central to her doctoral research is to address in an Aristotelian way contemporary issues in ethics and politics, such as the question of how (if at all) does theoretical knowledge about practical matters contribute to acting well. She strongly believes that the renewal of the way the Greek academia deals with ancient thought is crucial for the self-understanding of the Greek society itself. Vasiliki will be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC from September 2019 to December 2019 to conduct research, as a Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Student, under the supervision of Professor C.D.C. Reeve, Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. After the completion of her thesis, she would love to continue working within an academic environment that presents her with the opportunity and responsibility to develop and also challenge new ideas that have a positive impact on society as a whole through education.

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