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Despina Vertzagia

 

E-mail: vertzagiad@ppp.uoa.gr


Education 

  • 2017-today: Μ.Α. in Philosophy. Course «History of Philosophy», Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2012-2016: Bachelor’s Degree. Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – major: Philosophy (Grade: 8,70, Excellent).
  • 2003-2012: Hellenic Conservatory of Music and Arts: Piano & Music Theory.

Honors 

  • 2019: Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) fellowship program for the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2017 Full scholarship of excellence, Μ.Α. Program in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Administrative Experience 

 Teaching Experience 

  • 2017-today: Tutor. Supplementary Distance Education Program (E-Learning) “The art of persuasion”, Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2017-today: Tutor. Supplementary Distance Education Program (E-Learning) “Politics: Rhetoric, Techniques and Tools”, Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Publications 

  • «Άνθρωπος, Υποκείμενο και Dasein κατά τον Martin Heidegger», Ηθική 11 (2017): 11-20. [“Human, Subject and Dasein in the work of Martin Heidegger”].
  • “A good life: Friendship, Art and Truth”, Interview with Alexander Nehamas, Conatus – Journal of Philosophy 2, no. 2 (2017): 115-121.
  • “Peter Singer: Ethics today”, Interview with Peter Singer, Conatus – Journal of Philosophy 1, no. 1 (2016): 79-84.

Translations 

  • Tessa Chelouche & Geoffrey Brahmer, Βιοηθική και το Ολοκαύτωμα. UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Casebook Series (Athens: The NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab Press, forthcoming), 174 pages. [Greek translation of: Tessa Chelouche & Geoffrey Brahmer, Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust. UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Casebook Series (Haifa: UNESCO Chair of Bioethics, 2013)].
  • Leo Strauss, «Τα τρία κύματα της νεωτερικότητας», Conatus – Journal of Philosophy 1, no. 1 (2016): 11-27. [Greek translation of: Leo Strauss, “The three waves of modernity”. An introduction to political philosophy: Ten essays by Leo Strauss. Edited by Hilail Gildin, (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989): 81-99].

Authorships 

  • 2017-today: Author of the educational material for the Supplementary Distance Education Program (E-Learning) “The art of persuasion”, Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2017-today: Author of the educational material for the Supplementary Distance Education Program (E-Learning) “Politics: Rhetoric, Techniques and Tools”, Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 2016-2017: Author of the educational material for the Supplementary Distance Education Program (E-Learning) “Philosophical Life Coaching”, Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Conferences as a speaker 

  • 29/3/2018-4/4/2018: Interdisciplinary Symposium: “Life before death: ευ-ζην and ευ-θνήσκειν”. Venue: Orthodox Academy of Crete, Chania. Organized by: Orthodox Academy of Crete, University of Crete, University of Ioannina and University of Patras, National School of Public Health, Bioethics Laboratory – University of Crete. Presentation: «Το δικαίωμα στον θάνατο: Μια εγγενής ασυνέπεια του πολιτικού φιλελευθερισμού;» [“The right to death: An inherent inconsistency of political liberalism?”].
  • 3/10/2017: “The interactive relation between University and Society”. Venue: House of Cyprus, Athens. Organized by: Signum Journal & Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens. Presentation: «Το πανεπιστήμιο πέρα από την κοινωνία» [“University beyond society”].
  • 28/09/2017-29/09/2017: International Symposium: “Imitation, Masses and Technology: Theorizing after Gabriel Tarde”. Venue: Angelopoulos Auditorium, Athens. Organized by: Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, The NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory. Presentation: “Haec est natura multitudinis: Masses and the rise of totalitarianism”.
  • 30/03/2015: “30 years of scientific contribution by the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology”. Venue: School of Philosophy, Athens. Organized by: Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Presentation: «Άνθρωπος, Υποκείμενο και Dasein κατά τον Martin Heidegger» [“Human, Subject and Dasein in the work of Martin Heidegger”]. 

Conferences as the organizer 

  • 15/12/2016: Head of the Organizing Committee. Conference “Aristotle’s philosophy today”. Venue: Alkis Argiriadis Amphitheatre, NKUA Main Building, Athens. Organized by: Conatus – Journal of Philosophy & NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory.