Evangelos D. Protopapadakis 

Associate Professor of Applied Ethics 



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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 UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), 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 10 edited volumes: 3 in English, 1 in Serbian and 6 in Greek. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis has also published more than 60 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 single author  

  1. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, From Dawn till Dusk: Bioethical Insights into the Beginning and the End of Life (Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2019), 252 pages. ISBN 978-3-8325-4990-9. In English.

  2. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Cloning and Bioethics: Human Cloning and Rights (Athens: Papazisis, 2013), 210 pages. ISBN 978-960-02-2782-6. In Greek.

  3. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Environmental Ethics: Arne Naess and the Deep Ecology Platform (Athens – Komotini: Antonios Sakkoulas, 2008), 165 pages. ISBN 978-960-15-2081-0. In Greek.

  4. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Ecological Ethics (Athens – Komotini: Antonios Sakkoulas, 2005), 152 pages. ISBN 960-15-1365-5. In Greek.

  5. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Euthanasia and Contemporary Bioethics (Athens – Komotini: Antonios Sakkoulas, 2003), 188 pages. ISBN 960-15-0880-5. In Greek. 

 Books as Editor or Co-Editor  

  1. George Arabatzis, George Vlachakis, and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis (eds.), Homer and the Greek Thought (Athens: The Constitutional Discourse Laboratory, 2019), 160 pages. ISBN 978-618-84298-5-7. In Greek.

  2. Eleni Kalokairinou, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, and Triantafillia Zelka (eds.), Man and Assisted Reproduction Techniques (Thessaloniki: Synchroni Paideia, 2019), 250 pages. ISBN 978-960-357-129-2. In Greek.

  3. George Arabatzis & Evangelos D. Protopapadakis (eds.), Thinking in Action (Athens: NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab Press, 2018) 138 pages. ISBN 978-618-83729-0-0, e-ISBN 978-618-83729-1-7. In English.

  4. Konstantine Boudouris, Costas Dimitracopoulos and Evangelos Protopapadakis (eds.), Selected Papers from the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy (Charlottesville, Virginia: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2015), 440 pages. ISBN 978-1-63435-001-3. In English.

  5. Maria Bottis, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, and Fereniki Panagopoulou-Koutnatzi (eds.), Bioethical Considerations: The Child (Athens: Papazisis, 2018), 456 pages. ISBN 978-960-02-3369-8. In Greek.

  6. Evangelos Manolas, and Evangelos D. Protopapadakis (eds.), Climate Change: An Inter-disciplinary Approach (Orestiada: Thrace Democritus University, 2015), 168 pages. ISBN 978-960-9698-11-5. In Greek.

  7. Duska Franeta i Evangelos Protopapadakis (eds.), Primenjena Etika [Applied Ethics] (Novi Sad: Mediterran Publishing, 2014), 314 pages. ISBN 9788686689900. With an extensive introduction. In Serbian.

  8. Evangelos Manolas, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, and George Tsantopoulos (eds.), International Environmental Policy: Confronting the Future (Orestiada: Thrace Democritus University, 2013), 243 pages. ISBN 978-960-9698-06-1. In Greek.

  9. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis (ed.), Animal Ethics: Past and Present Perspectives (Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2012), 298 pages. ISBN 978-3-8325-2999-4. With an extensive introduction. In English.

  10. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis and Evangelos Manolas (eds.), Environmental Ethics: Challenges and Prospects for the 21st Century (Orestiada: Thrace Democritus University, 2012), 220 pages. ISBN 978-960-9698-02-3. In Greek. 

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

  1. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “The Ethics of Doping: Between Paternalism and Duty,” Pannoniana: Journal of Humanities 4, no. 1 (2020): 35-49.
  2. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis. “Migration Crisis, and the Duty of Hospitality: A Kantian Discussion.” Megjunaroden dijalog: Istok-Zapad 7, no. 4 (2020): 152-131.
  3. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis. “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.
  4. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  5. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  6. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  7. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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).

  8. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  9. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  10. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  11. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “Primenjena etika – kratak pregled,” in Primenjena Etika, edited by Duska Franetta and Evangelos Protopapadakis, 11-21 (Novi Sad: Mediterran Publishing, 2014). In Serbian.

  12. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, „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.

  13. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  14. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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).

  15. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “Clones, Prototypes and the Right to Uniqueness,” Agrafa-Časopis za filozofiju psihoanalize 2 (2014): 40-43.

  16. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “Le Principe Nullum Crimen, Nulla Poena Sine Lege, les Crimes Extra Ordinem et l’Ethique du Droit,” in George Arabatzis (editor), L’ Actualité de la Pensee Byzantine – Byzantinische Versuchungen, Internationale Zeitschrift für Byzantinistik, edited by W. E. Kaegi Jr., Band XXXI (2013), 143-158 (Amsterdam: Verlag Adolf M. Hakkert, 2013). In French.

  17. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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.

  18. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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).

  19. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, "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).

  20. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “Animal Rights, or just Human Wrongs,” in Animal Ethics: Past and Present Perspectives, edited by E. D. Protopapadakis, 279-291 (Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2012).

  21. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “Introduction to Animal Ethics,” in Animal Ethics: Past and Present Perspectives, edited by E. D. Protopapadakis, 15-28 (Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2012).

  22. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “A Cool Hand on my Feverish Forehead, an even Better Samaritan and the Ethics of Abortion,” Philosophy Study 2, no. 2 (2012): 115-123.

  23. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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).

  24. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “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).

  25. “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).

  26. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “Notions of the Stoic Value Theory in Contemporary Debates: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide,” Journal of Classical Studies MS 11 (2009): 213-221.

  27. Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, “The Mainframe for an Adequate and Effective Environmental Ethics,” Skepsis, A Journal for Philosophy and Inter-disciplinary Research 19, no. 2 (2008): 282-292.   


  1. Roger Scruton, Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction (Athens: Ellinika Grammata, 2006). 

  2. Patrick Gardiner, Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction (Athens: Ellinika Grammata, 2006). 

  3. Bhikhu Parekh, Ghandi: A Very Short Introduction (Athens: Ellinika Grammata, 2006). 

  4. John Monaghan and Peter Just, Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Athens: Ellinika Grammata,2007). 

  5. David Hopkins, Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (Athens: Ellinika Grammata, 2007). 

 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).