Kostas Koukouzelis, DPhil

Assistant Professor

Office: 110
Office hours: On sabbatical
Phone: 28310 77201
Email: koukouze@uoc.gr

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2007 – 2008 Post-doctoral research in Philosophy, Law Department, University of Athens (ΙΚΥ Scholarship)
  • 2000 – 2004 PhD in Philosophy, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  • 1998 – 1999 LL.M Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, UK
  • 1996 – 1998 MA in Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence, Law Department, University of Athens
  • 1992 – 1996 LL.B, Law Department, University of Athens.

Teaching and Research Experience

  • September 2009 –    Lecturer, Philosophy & Social Studies Department, University of Crete
  • 2008 –      Associate Lecturer, Open University (Greece)
  • 2006 – 2009  Temporary Lecturer, Methodology, History and Philosophy of Science Department, University of Athens, Philosophy Department, University of Patras, Philosophy & Social Studies Department, University of Crete
  • 2003 – 2005 Visiting Tutor, History Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Research Interests

Areas of expertise: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Immanuel Kant, Cosmopolitanism, Theories of global justice

Areas of competence: Moral Philosophy and Bioethics, Continental Philosophy

Publications (selected)


  • 2004 Orientation and Agency: A Kantian Account of Judgment and Normativity, University of London, doctoral thesis

Chapters in book collections, proceedings, dictionary entries

  • 2010 ‘Liberal Internationalism and global social justice’ in Heather Windows and Nicola Smith (ed.), GLOBAL SOCIAL JUSTICE, London: Routledge
  • 2010 Entries in Deen K. Chatterjee (ed.), ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GLOBAL JUSTICE, Springer Publishers, ‘Impartiality’ (1000 words), ‘Legal Positivism’ (500 words), ‘Patriotism’ (1000 words), ‘Thomas Nagel’ (500 λέξεις) ‘Thucydides’ (500 words), ‘Social Justice’ (2000 words) [under contract]
  • 2009 Entries  ‘Kant’, ‘German idealism’, ‘Walter Benjamin’ (500 words each) in Beth Lord and John Mullarkey (eds.), THE CONTINUUM COMPANION TO CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY, London: Continuum Press.
  • 2008 ‘Kant on Reason’s need and publicity’ στο Valerio Rohden, Ricardo Ribeiro Terra, Antonio de Almeida (eds.), AKTEN DES X INTERNATIONALEN KANT-KONGRESSES/PROCEEDINGS OF THE X INTERNATIONAL KANT CONGRESS, Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, Band 4, pp. 469-478
  • 2007 ‘Cosmopolitan Republicanism: freedom and responsibility’ in K. Boudouris (ed.), VALUES & JUSTICE IN THE GLOBAL ERA, Vol. I, Athens: Ionia Publications, pp. 125-137
  • 2006 ‘Kant’s notion of ‘independence’ as political freedom’ in Nebil Reyhani (ed.), IMMANUEL KANT: ESSAYS PRESENTED AT THE MUGLA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL KANT SYMPOSIUM, Ankara/Turkey: Vadi Yayinlari, pp. 547-559 [ISBN: 975-6768-77-0]

Peer-reviewed articles

  • 2009 ‘Liberal internationalism, and global social justice’ in JOURNAL OF GLOBAL ETHICS, Vol. 5, no 2, August, pp. 97-108
  • 2009 ‘Rawls and Kant on the public use of reason’ in PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM, SAGE Publications, Vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 839-865
  • 2008 ‘Neutrality, religious symbols and the question of a European public sphere’ in POLITICS IN CENTRAL EUROPE, Vol. 4, no. 2, December, σελ. 41-60 [ISSN 1801-3422] available in http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/View?resid=6319&lang=en
  • 2007 (with S. Olma) ‘Life’s (re-)emergences’, in THEORY, CULTURE & SOCIETY, Vol. 24, no 6, November, Sage Publications, pp. 1-17
  • 2006 ‘Disoriented Immanence: Panos Karnezis’ The Maze’ in WORKING PAPERS OF CULTURAL HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT, Department of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London, available in http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/departments/history/news-events/koukouzelis-working-paper.pdf
  • 2005 ‘Kant on the Rationality of Moral Judgment’ in HEKMAT VA FALSAFEH (WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY), Vol. 1, no. 2, Allameh Tabatabaii University, Philosophy Dept. Tehran, Iran, pp. 19-30 [ISSN: 1735-3238]
  • 2001 (with G. Letsas) ‘Legal Positivism: From moral neutrality to triviality» in ISOPOLITEIA: Review of Legal, Moral and Political Philosophy, Vol. V, no 1, April 2001, pp. 233-269.

Book reviews and surveys

  •  2009 Thom Brooks and Fabian Freyenhagen (eds.), The Legacy of John Rawls, Continuum, 2005in METAPSYCHOLOGY ON LINE BOOK REVIEWS, Vol. 13, no. 6,Feb. 3, available in http://www.mentalhelp.com/books [ISSN: 1931-5716]
  • 2008 James Bohman, Democracy across Borders, MIT Press, 2007 in PHILOSOPHY IN REVIEW/Canadian Philosophical Reviews, Vol. 28, no 6, pp. 391-393
  • 2007 Tom Campbell, Rights: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, 2006 in METAPSYCHOLOGY ON LINE BOOK REVIEWS, Vol. 11, no 9, 27/2/2007
  • 2006 Joshua Gert, Brute Rationality: Normativity and Human Action, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004 in METAPSYCHOLOGY ON LINE BOOK REVIEWS, Vol. 10, no. 26,June 27th, available in  http://www.mentalhelp.com/books
  • 2006 Filimon Peonidis, Autonomy and Sympathy: A Post-Kantian Moral Image, University Press of America, 2005, in BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, Routledge,Vol. 14, no 3, pp. 543-547 [ISSN: 0960-8788]
  • 2005 Todd May, Gilles Deleuze: An Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005 in METAPSYCHOLOGY ON LINE BOOK REVIEWS, Vol. 9, no 34, available in http://www.mentalhelp.com/books [ISSN: 1931-5716]
  • 2005 Gary Banham, Kant’s Practical Philosophy: From Critique to Doctrine, London: Macmillan, 2002 in BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, Vol. 13, no 2, pp. 410-413 [ISSN: 0960-8788]
  • 2005 ‘Affect as the Space of the Political’. A critical survey of Anthony Cascardi, Consequences of Enlightenment, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999 and Catherine Chalier, What Ought I to do? Morality in Kant and Levinas, translated by Jane Marie Todd, Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 2002 in PLI: TΗΕ WARWICK JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, Vol. 16, pp. 209-229 [ISBN: 1897646 12 7]
  • 2005 Heiner Bielefeldt, Symbolic Representation in Kant’s Practical Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003 in DIALOGUE: CANADIAN PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEW, Vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 802-804
  • 2004 Howard Williams, Kant’s Critique of Hobbes, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003 in PHILOSOPHY IN REVIEW/Canadian Philosophical Reviews, Vol. 25, no 4, pp. 310-312