Michail Peramatzis

Michail Peramatzis
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2011 - present Hinton Clarendon Fellow & Associate Professor in Philosophy, Worcester College & Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford
2010 - 2011 Lecturer in Philosophy, Queen's University, Belfast
2006 - 2010 Junior Research Fellowship, Christ Church, University of Oxford
2002 - 2006 D.Phil. Thesis, Christ Church, University of Oxford. Thesis Title: “An Aristotelian Problem Concerning First Principles and Substances”
2000 - 2002 Hellenic Navy
1998 - 2000 Master’s in Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, Greece
1993 - 1997 First Degree in Classics and History of Philosophy, University of Athens, Greece


  1. Priority in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011

Journal Articles/Book Chapters:

  1. ‘Aristotle’s Hylomorphism: the Causal-Explanatory Model’ (forthcoming in the inaugural issue of a new open-access online journal, Metaphysics, a project of the Canadian Metaphysics Collaborative (with members such as Kathrin Koslicki, Ori Simchen, Mike Raven, Jack Zupko, Margaret Cameron, Jessica Wilson, Carrie Jenkins, Phil Corkum, et. al.)
  2. Metaphysics A.7, 988b16-21: Aristotle's Conclusion about His Predecessors on Causes’, forthcoming Philosophical Inquiry: Festschrift for Professor Vasilis Karasmanis
  3. ‘What is a Form in Aristotle’s Hylomorphism?’, History of Philosophy Quarterly 32.3 July (2015), pp. 195-216
  4. ‘Sameness, Definition, and Essence’, Studia Philosophica Estonica (2014) 7.3: Special Aristotle Issue, 1–26
  5. ‘Aristotle on Truth-Bearers’ (co-authored with David Charles), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 50, 2016, 101-141
  6. ‘Aristotle on Metaphysics’ in Simons P. (ed.), Metaphysics: The Key Thinkers, Continuum, forthcoming
  7. ‘Aristotle on Knowledge & Belief: Posterior Analytics I.33’ in Salmieri G. (ed.), Knowing and Coming to Know: Essays on Aristotle’s Epistemology, Pittsburgh University Press, forthcoming
  8. ‘Matter in Scientific Definitions in Aristotle’ in Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013-4
  9. ‘Aristotle’s “Logical” Level of Metaphysical Investigation’ in Bydén B. and Thomsen Thörnqvist C. (eds.), The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, 2017, 81-130
  10. ‘Grounding the Most Basic Logical Principles: Comments on James Lennox’s “Ayn Rand and Aristotle on Axioms and their Validation” ’ in Gotthelf A. & Lennox J. (eds.), Ayn Rand and Aristotle: Philosophical and Historical Studies, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, forthcoming
  11. ‘Science and Metaphysics in Aristotle’s Philosophy’, Metascience, 2012, 303-315
  12. ‘Essence and Per Se Predication in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Z.4’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 39, 2010, 121-182
  13. ‘Aristotle’s Notion of Priority in Nature and Substance’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 35, 2008, 187-247
  14. ‘Aristotle’s Metaphysics Z.4: Criteria for Definition and Essence and Their Relation to the Posterior Analytics A.4.’ [in Greek] Deukalion, 24/1, June 2006, 5-30

Book Reviews            

  1. Barnes J., Method and Metaphysics: Essays in Ancient Philosophy I, Mind, 123 (489):183-189 (2014)
  2. De Haas F., Leunissen M., & Martijn M. (eds.), Interpreting Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics in Late Antiquity and Beyond, The Classical Review, 65/2, 2015

Future Publication Projects

  1. The Structure and Argument of the Central Books: Aristotle’s Metaphysics ZHΘ, book-length monograph, co-authored with David Charles, in progress
  2. Aristotle Metaphysics ΓΔΕ: Translation and Commentary (for the Clarendon Aristotle Series), in progress
  3. ‘Aristotelian Hylomorphism and the Primeness of Form’, in progress
  4. ‘Essence and Necessity in Aristotle’s Metaphysics’, under review and revision
  5. ‘Conceptions of Truth in Plato’s Sophist’, under review and revision
  6. ‘Aristotle on the Unity of Metaphysics as a Science’, in progress
  7. ‘Would Plato ever Define Knowledge in terms of True Belief?’, in progress
  8. Posterior Analytics II.11: Middle Term and Final Cause’, in progress
  9. ‘Aristotle’s conception of Practical Wisdom & Virtue: Nicomachean Ethics VI.13’, in progress
  10. Physics II.2 and Posterior Analytics I.13: Natural Form & Subordinate Sciences’, in progress