Evangelos D. Protopapadakis 

Associate Professor of Applied Ethics 



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0030210 7277574





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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
School of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy,
University Campus, 157 84 Ζographou, Athens, Greece


Curriculum vitae

Overview: Evangelos D. Protopapadakis is Associate Professor of Applied Ethics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; also the Director of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory, the Head of the Greek Unit of the International Chair in Bioethics (ICB - WMA cooperation center), member of the Hellenic National Commission for Bioethics and Technoethics, and the Editor-in-Chief of Conatus – Journal of Philosophy. As the single author he has published 4 books in Greek and 1 in English; as the editor or the co-editor he has published 11 edited volumes: 4 in English, 1 in Serbian and 6 in Greek. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis has also published more than 90 papers in domestic or international philosophical journals and volumes. He is a member of several domestic and international philosophical societies and committees.  


  • 1998-2002: PhD Thesis. School of Philosophy; Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology; Sector of Philosophy. Title: “Euthanasia and Contemporary Bioethics”. Grade: Excellent.

  • 1992-1997: BA. School of Philosophy; Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology; Sector of Philosophy. 

Research Interests  

Ethics (Theoretical and Applied); Metaethics; Bioethics; Medical Ethics; Cyber Ethics; Ethics of International Relations; Environmental Ethics 

Books as the single author  

  1. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. From Dawn till Dusk: Bioethical Insights into the Beginning and the End of Life. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2019. ISBN 978-3-8325-4990-9. In English.
  2. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. Cloning and Bioethics: Human Cloning and Rights. Athens: Papazisis, 2013, ISBN 978-960-02-2782-6. In Greek.
  3. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. Environmental Ethics: Arne Naess and the Deep Ecology Platform. Athens – Komotini: Antonios Sakkoulas, 2008. ISBN 978-960-15-2081-0. In Greek.
  4. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. Ecological Ethics. Athens – Komotini: Antonios Sakkoulas, 2005. ISBN 960-15-1365-5. In Greek.
  5. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. Euthanasia and Contemporary Bioethics. Athens – Komotini: Antonios Sakkoulas, 2003. ISBN 960-15-0880-5. In Greek. 

Books as the editor, or the co-editor  

  1. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D., and George Arabatzis, eds. Modernity and Contemporaneity. Athens: The NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab Press, 2022. ISBN 978-618-85619-4-6, e-ISBN 978-618-85619-5-3. doi: https://doi.org/10.12681/aprlp.82.
  2. Arabatzis, George, George Vlachakis, and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, eds. Homer and the Greek Thought. Athens: The Constitutional Discourse Laboratory, 2019. ISBN 978-618-84298-5-7. In Greek.
  3. Kalokairinou, Eleni, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, and Triantafillia Zelka, eds. Man and Assisted Reproduction Techniques. Thessaloniki: Synchroni Paideia, 2019. ISBN 978-960-357-129-2. In Greek.
  4. Arabatzis, George, and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, eds. Thinking in Action. Athens: NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab Press, 2018. ISBN 978-618-83729-0-0, e-ISBN 978-618-83729-1-7. doi: https://doi.org/10.12681/aprlp.16.
  5. Boudouris, Konstantine, Costas Dimitracopoulos, and Evangelos Protopapadakis, eds. Selected Papers from the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy. Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2015. ISBN 978-1-63435-001-3.
  6. Bottis, Maria, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, and Fereniki Panagopoulou-Koutnatzi, eds. Bioethical Considerations: The Child. Athens: Papazisis, 2018. ISBN 978-960-02-3369-8. In Greek.
  7. Manolas, Evangelos, and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, eds. Climate Change: An Inter-disciplinary Approach. Orestiada: Thrace Democritus University, 2015. ISBN 978-960-9698-11-5. In Greek.
  8. Franeta, Duska, i Evangelos Protopapadakis, eds. Primenjena Etika. Novi Sad: Mediterran Publishing, 2014. ISBN 9788686689900. In Serbian.
  9. Manolas, Evangelos, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, and George Tsantopoulos, eds. International Environmental Policy: Confronting the Future. Orestiada: Democritus University of Thrace, 2013. ISBN 978-960-9698-06-1. In Greek.
  10. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D., ed. Animal Ethics: Past and Present Perspectives. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2012, ISBN 978-3-8325-2999-4.
  11. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D., and Evangelos Manolas, eds. Environmental Ethics: Challenges and Prospects for the 21st Century. Orestiada: Democritus University of Thrace, 2012, ISBN 978-960-9698-02-3. In Greek. 

Contributions to edited volumes and journals (publications in Greek omitted)  

  1. Yapijakis, Christos, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, and George P. Chrousos. “Philosophical Management of Stress based on Science and Epicurean Pragmatism: A Pilot Study.” Conatus – Journal of Philosophy 7, no. 2 (2022): 229-242. doi: https://doi.org/10.12681/cjp.28077.
  2. Kormas, Panagiotis, Antonia Moutzouri, and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis. “Implications of Neuroplasticity to the Philosophical Debate of Free Will and Determinism.” In Handbook of Computational Neurodegeneration, edited by Panagiotis Vlamos, Ilias S. Kotsireas, and Ioannis Tarnanas, 1-19. Cham: Springer, 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75479-6_21-1.
  3. Arabatzis, George, and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis. “Luc Besson’s Fifth Element and the Notion of Quintessence.” In Philosophy and Film: Conference Proceedings, edited by Ana Dishlieska Mitova, 69-76. Skopje: Philosophical Society of North Macedonia, 2022.
  4. Zioga, Ioanna, George Kosteletos, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Christos Papageorgiou, Konstantinos Kontoangelos, and Charalabos Papageorgiou “The Fox and the Lion: Investigating Associations between Empathy and Emotion Perspective-taking in Aesop’s Fables.” Psychology 13, no. 4 (2022): 482-513. doi: https://doi.org/10.4236/psych.2022.134033.
  5. Panayiotou, Andrie G., and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis. “Ethical Issues Concerning the Use of Data from Commercially Available Wearable Sensors in Children.” Jahr – European Journal of Bioethics 13, no. 1 (2022): 9-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.21860/j.13.1.1.
  6. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “The Ethics of Doping: Between Paternalism and Duty,” Pannoniana: Journal of Humanities 4, no. 1 (2020): 35-49.
  7. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Migration Crisis, and the Duty of Hospitality: A Kantian Discussion.” Megjunaroden dijalog: Istok-Zapad 7, no. 4 (2020): 152-131.
  8. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “The ‘Right to Die’ Revisited.” In Bioethics: The Sign of a New Era, edited by Dejan Donev, 53-65. Skopje: Center for Integrative Bioethics, 2020.
  9. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Ethical Minefields and the Voice of Common Sense: A Discussion with Julian Savulescu,” Conatus 4, no. 1 (2019): 125-133. doi: https://doi.org/10.12681/cjp.19712.
  10. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “What Do We Need Bioethics for? Editorial,” Advances in Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2, no. 3 (2018): 140-141. doi: https://doi.org//10.31031/ACAM.2018.02.000537.
  11. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Why Letting Die instead of Killing? Choosing Active Euthanasia on Moral Grounds,” in Proceedings of the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy. Volume III: Bioethics, 85-90 (Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.5840/wcp232018394.
  12. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Placebo: Deception and the notion of autonomy,” in Thinking in Action (Hellenic-Serbian Philosophical Dialogue Series), edited by George Arabatzis & Evangelos Protopapadakis, 103-115. Athens: NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab Press, 2018.
  13. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “In Defense of Pharmaceutically Enhancing Human Morality,” Current Therapeutic Research 86 (2017): 9-12. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.curtheres.2017.01.004.
  14. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Earth as a Life-Raft and Ethics as the Raft's Axe,” In From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?, edited by Irina Deretic and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, 227-242. Frankfurt am Maine: Peter Lang, 2016. doi: https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-05483-5.
  15. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Izmedu cinjenja i propustanja: etika aktivne i pasivne eutanazije.” In Primenjena Etika, edited by Duska Franetta and Evangelos Protopapadakis, 183-199. Novi Sad: Mediterran Publishing, 2014. In Serbian.
  16. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Primenjena etika – kratak pregled,” In Primenjena Etika, edited by Duska Franetta and Evangelos Protopapadakis, 11-21. Novi Sad: Mediterran Publishing, 2014. In Serbian.
  17. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. „Das Ratzel des Bosen.“ In Ommasin Allois: Festschrift für Professor Ioannis E. Theodoropoulos zum 65. Geburtstag, edited by M. Stork and V. Pantazis, 71-85. Essen: Oldib, 2014. In German.
  18. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Environmental Ethics and Linkola's Ecofascism: An Ethics Beyond Humanism.” Frontiers of Philosophy in China 9.4 (2014): 586-601. doi:  https://doi.org/10.3868/s030-003-014-0048-3.
  19. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Death is Nothing to Us: A Critical Analysis of the Epicurean Views Concerning the Dread of Death." In Antiquity and Modern World: Interpretations of Antiquity, edited by Ksenija Maricki Gadjanski, 316-323. Belgrade: The Serbian Society for Ancient Studies, 2014.
  20. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Clones, Prototypes and the Right to Uniqueness.” Agrafa-Časopis za filozofiju psihoanalize 2 (2014): 40-43.
  21. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Le Principe Nullum Crimen, Nulla Poena Sine Lege, les Crimes Extra Ordinem et l’Ethique du Droit.” In George Arabatzis, ed., L’ Actualité de la Pensee Byzantine – Byzantinische Versuchungen, Internationale Zeitschrift für Byzantinistik, Band XXXI (2013), 143-158. Amsterdam: Verlag Adolf M. Hakkert, 2013. In French.
  22. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “From Conceivability to Existence and then to Ethics: Parmenides' Being, Anselm's God and Spinoza's Rejection of Evil.” Journal of Classical Studies MS 15 (2013): 149-156.
  23. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “The Stoic Notion of Cosmic Sympathy in Contemporary Environmental Ethics.” In Antiquity, Modern World and Reception of Ancient Culture, 290-305. Belgrade: The Serbian Society for Ancient Studies, 2012.
  24. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. "Climate Change: A Challenge for Ethics." In English through Climate Change, edited by W. Leal-Filho and E. Manolas, 167-178. Orestiada: Democritus University of Thrace, 2012.
  25. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Animal Rights, or just Human Wrongs.” In Animal Ethics: Past and Present Perspectives, edited by E. D. Protopapadakis, 279-291. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2012.
  26. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Introduction to Animal Ethics.” In Animal Ethics: Past and Present Perspectives, edited by E. D. Protopapadakis, 15-28. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2012.
  27. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “A Cool Hand on my Feverish Forehead, an even Better Samaritan and the Ethics of Abortion.” Philosophy Study 2, no. 2 (2012): 115-123. doi: https://doi.org/10.17265/2159-5313/2012.02.005.
  28. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Epictetus’ Smoky Chamber: A Study on Rational Suicide as a Moral Choice.” In Antiquity and Modern World: Religion and Culture, 279-292. Belgrade: The Serbian Society for Ancient Studies, 2011.
  29. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Should the Baby Live? Abortion and Infanticide: When Ontology Overlaps Ethics and Peter Singer Echoes the Stoics.” In Ancient Culture, European and Serbian Heritage, 396-407. Novi Sad: Scientific Publications of the Serbian Society for Ancient Studies, 2010.
  30. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Supernatural Will and Organic Unity in Process: From Spinoza’s Naturalistic Pantheism to Arne Naess’ New Age Ecosophy T and Environmental Ethics.” In Studies on Supernaturalism, edited by G. Arabatzis, 173-193. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2009.
  31. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “Notions of the Stoic Value Theory in Contemporary Debates: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.” Journal of Classical Studies MS 11 (2009): 213-221.
  32. Protopapadakis, Evangelos D. “The Mainframe for an Adequate and Effective Environmental Ethics.” Skepsis, A Journal for Philosophy and Inter-disciplinary Research 19, no. 2 (2008): 282-292.   


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Other Information  

  • Editor-in-Chief of the international open-access double blind peer reviewed semi-annual philosophical publication Conatus - Journal of Philosophy.

  • Director of the MA Program Animal Welfare, Ethics and the Law.

  • General Secretary of the Greek Philosophical Society (2013-2015; 2019-present). 

  • Visiting Professor: Fakultät III – Medien, Information und Design, Hannover Universitat, Germany (2016, 2017); Department of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia (2017, 2018, 2019). 

  • Honors: International Development Project Award by Animals and Society Institute and Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy (2016).