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Biography

Dr Sotiris Mitralexis received a Doctorate in Philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin and a degree in Classics from the University of Athens. He has taught Philosophy at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul), Berlin and Athens, and he is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of Istanbul (Şehir). He joined the University of Winchester as a Visiting Research Fellow in 2016.

Publications

Monographs

  • Sotiris Mitralexis: Ever-Moving Repose: A Contemporary Reading of Maximus the Confessor’s Theory of Time. Eugene: Cascade/Wipf & Stock, 2017 (forthcoming). (Derives from: Sotiris Mitralexis, Ever-Moving Repose: The Notion of Time in Maximus the Confessor’s Philosophy Through the Perspective of a Relational Ontology. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin (PhD thesis), 2014.) Reviewed in: 109: 1 (2016), 387.

Edited volumes

  • Sotiris Mitralexis (ed.): The Fountain and the Flood, Studia Patristica Series. Leuven: Peeters, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • Sotiris Mitralexis, Georgios Steiris & Sebastian Lalla (eds): Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher, Eugene: Cascade/Wipf & Stock, 2016, (forthcoming).
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Elements of Political Philosophy in Odysseas Elytis’ essay ‘The Public and the Private’.” The Problem of Modern Greek Identity: from the Ecumene to the Nation-State (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), pp. 265–273.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis (ed.): Ludwig Wittgenstein between Analytic Philosophy and Apophaticism. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
  • Georgios Steiris, Sotiris Mitralexis & Georgios Arabatzis (eds): The Problem of Modern Greek Identity: From the Ecumene to the Nation-State. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis (ed.): Απελευθέρωση της Εκκλησίας από το Κράτος: οι σχέσεις Εκκλησίας- Κράτους και η μελλοντική μετεξέλιξή τους [Liberation of the Church from the State: Greek Church-State Relations and their Future Development, in Greek]. Athens: Manifesto, 2015
  • Guest Editor of peer-reviewed journal issue: Forum Philosophicum 20:2 (2015), co-edited with Georgios Steiris: “Sharing in the Logos: Philosophical Readings of Maximus the Confessor.” (Forum Philosophicum, International Journal for Philosophy, Editor-in-Chief: Marcin Podbielski, published by the Ignatianum Academy, the Jesuit University of Cracow. Philosophy Documentation Center.)
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Transcending the Body/Soul Distinction through the Perspective of Maximus the Confessor's Anthropology” in: Eric Austin Lee & Samuel Kimbriel (eds): The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person, Eugene: Cascade/Wipf & Stock, 2015, pp. 135-148.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Aspekte der Philosophischen Anthropologie Maximus’ des Bekenners: Seele und Hypostase als ontologische Voraussetzungen,” in: Vasileios E. Pantazis & Michael Stork (eds): Ommasin allois. Festschrift für Professor Ioannis E. Theodoropoulos zum 65. Geburtstag, Essen: Oldib, 2014, pp. 283-293.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Introduction—An Apophatic Wittgenstein, or a Wittgensteinian Apophaticism,” in Sotiris Mitralexis (ed.): Ludwig Wittgenstein between Analytic Philosophy and Apophaticism, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp. vii-xiii.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “A Note on the Definition of χρόνος and αἰὼν in St. Maximus the Confessor through Aristotle,” in: Vasiljević, Maxim (ed.): Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection – Proceedings of the Symposium on St Maximus the Confessor, October 18-21 2012, California: Sebastian Press, 2013, pp. 419-426.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Напомена о дефиницији χρόνος и αἰὼν код Светог Максима Исповедника уз помоћ Аристотела,” in Vasiljević, Maxim (Епископ Максим Васиљевић) (ed.): Познање Циља Стварања Силом Васкрсења: Радови Симпосиона о Светом Максиму Исповеднику Београд, 18-21. октобра 2012, Belgrade, Los Angeles: Sebastian Press, 2013, pp. 447–54. (Serbian translation of the above.)

Peer-reviewed journals

  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Maximus the Confessor's 'Aeon' as a Distinct Mode of Temporality,” The Heythrop Journal 57:2 (2016), Wiley-Blackwell EarlyView. DOI: 10.1111/heyj.12319
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Maximus the Confessor’s “Intelligible Creation”: Solving Contradictions on Imperishability and Corruptibility,” Forum Philosophicum 19:2 (2014), pp. 241–249.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Μaximus’ ‘Logical’ Ontology: An introduction and interpretative approach to Maximus the Confessor’ notion of the λόγοι,” Sobornost 37:1 (2015), pp. 65-82.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Can we trace a comprehensive theory of time in Maximus the Confessor’s work?” [in Greek: Μποροῦμε νὰ μιλήσουμε γιὰ μιὰ συνολικὴ θεωρία γιὰ τὸν χρόνο στὸ ἔργο Μαξίμου τοῦ Ὁμολογητοῦ;], Philosophia, the Philosophy Journal of the Academy of Athens [Φιλοσοφία - Ἐπετηρὶς τοῦ Κέντρου Ἐρεύνης τῆς Ἑλληνικής Φιλοσοφίας] 45 (2015), pp 252-267.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Temporality in Aristotle’s Philosophy: Motion, Time and Decay,” Φιλοσοφεῖν 11/2015, pp. 149-174.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “The Administrative Fragmentation of Ecclesial Jurisdictions—and the Liberation of the Church from the State in Greece” [in Greek: «Ο διοικητικός κατακερματισμός της εκκλησίας στην Ελλάδα και η απελευθέρωση της εκκλησίας από το κράτος»] In : Απελευθέρωση της Εκκλησίας από το Κράτος, pp. 109-134.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “A Return to Tradition? The Marriage of Bishops” [in Greek: «Ἐπιστροφὴ στὴν παράδοση: τὸ ἔγγαμον τῶν Ἐπισκόπων»], Synaxi 134 (2015), pp. 50-60.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Person, Eros, Critical Ontology: An Attempt to Recapitulate Christos Yannaras’ Philosophy,” Sobornost 34:1 (2012), pp. 33-40.
  • Sotiris Mitralexis: “Relational Ontologies in Dialogue: Christos Yannaras’ and Joseph Kaipayil’s Distinct Relational Ontologies,” Philosophia 8/2014, pp. 88-100.

Book reviews

  • Against Religion: The Alienation of the Ecclesial Event, by Christos Yannaras, Brookline MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2013, in: The Heythrop Journal (accepted for publication/forthcoming).
  • The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor, edited by Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil, New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, in: Vigiliae Christianae 70:4 (2016).
  • Maximos the Confessor: On Difficulties in the Church Fathers, The Ambigua. Volumes I & II, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 28 & 29, edited and translated by Nicholas Constas, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014, in: Reviews in Religion & Theology 23:1 (2016).
  • Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: “No Longer I,” by Charles M. Stang, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, in: Reviews in Religion & Theology 21:3 (2014).
  • Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought, by Torstein Theodor Tollefsen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, in: Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 61:2 (2014).
  • The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor, by Torstein Theodor Tollefsen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, in: Theologie und Philosophie - Vierteljahresschrift (1:2014).
  • Relational Ontology, by Christos Yannaras, transl. Norman Russell, Brookline Massachusetts: HC Press, 2011, in: Sobornost 36:2 (2014).
  • The Enigma of Evil, by Christos Yannaras, transl. Norman Russell, Brookline Massachusetts: HC Press, 2012, in: Reviews in Religion & Theology 21:1 (2014).

Activity as peer-reviewer

  • 2016: Forum Philosophicum, International Journal for Philosophy, Editor-in-Chief: Marcin Podbielski. Published by the Ignatianum Academy, the Jesuit University of Cracow. Philosophy Documentation Center.

Conferences

Conferences organised

  • 2016: Organiser of the international workshop entitled “Byzantine Philosophy and Maximus the Confessor” in the context of the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Association Internationale des Études Byzantines (AIEB), Belgrade, Serbia, 22-28 August 2016.
  • 2016: Organiser of the international workshop entitled “Time, Eternity, Cosmology in Islam and Byzantium: Aristotelian Receptions—and Beyond” at the City University of Istanbul (Sehir Univ.), 24 May 2016.
  • 2016: Organiser of the international workshop entitled “Studying Maximus the Confessor’s Ambigua” at the Halki Seminary, Heybeliada, Turkey, 20-22 May 2016.
  • 2015: Organiser of the three-day international workshop entitled “The Fountain and the Flood: Maximus the Confessor and Philosophical Enquiry” in the context of the 17th International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford, 11-13 August 2015 (a.k.a. Oxford Patristics 2015).
  • 2015: Organiser, with Andrew Kaethler (University of St. Andrews), of the international conference entitled “Ontology and History: A Challenge and Promise for Philosophy and Theology” at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi in Delphi, Greece. 29-31 May 2015. http://ontologyandhistory.wix.com/delphi
  • 2014: Organiser of the conference “Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher,” Freie Universität Berlin & University of Athens, Berlin, 26-28 September 2014. Other members of the Organizing Committee: PD Dr. Sebastian Lalla, Prof. George Steiris. http://maximus2014.eu
  • 2013: Organisation of the conference “Identitätsreflexionen: die griechische Identität als philosophisches Problem – von der ‘byzantinischen’ Zeit bis zum Hellas der Krise,” University of Athens & Greek Cultural Foundation in Berlin, Berlin, 12 June 2013. Other members of the Organizing Committee: Prof. George Arabatzis, Prof. George Steiris.
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