Gerasimos Kakoliris

Associate Professor in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Contact Information

Τel. (office): 210 7277542   

Ε-mail: gkakoliris@philosophy.uoa.gr





National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University Campus, 15772 Zografou, Athens, Greece


 Curriculum Vitae


  • 1997 – 2002 PhD in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Essex, U.K (Part-time). Thesis Title: “An Impossible Project: Derrida’s Deconstructive Reading As Double Reading: The Case of Of Gramatology”. Supervisor: Professor Simon Critchley.
  • 1993 – 1994  M.A. in Continental Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University  of Warwick, U.K. 
  • 1990 - 1993  B.A. (Hon.) in Philosophy and Sociology, University of Essex, U.K. 

Research Interests

Contemporary French Philosophy (Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, Michel Foucault, Lean-Luc Nancy), Judith Butler, Heidegger, Theories of Hospitality, Theories of Reading, Ethics: Interdependence and Responsibility.

Published Books 


Edited Books and Journals

  • Hospitality, Eneken, vol. 42, October-November-December 2016, 272 pages (in Greek).


Journal Articles and Book Chapters (only in English & French) 

  • “Derrida and Lacan on Women” in Ariadne: Scientific Yearbook of School of Philosophy, University of Crete, April 2004, vol. 10, pp. 241-261.

Translations (from English & French into Greek)

  • Judith Butler, “Capitalism Has Its Limits,” trans. Gerasimos Kakoliris – Kiki Kapsabeli, National Newspaper “H Efimerida ton Syntakton, Monday 20 March 2020.
  • Marie-Eve Morin, Ethics, Place and Hospitality in Jacques Derrida(excerpt from “The Spacing of Time and the Place of Hospitality: Living Together According to Bruno Latour and Jacques Derrida”, pp. 31-35), in Gerasimos Kakoliris (ed.),  Hospitality (Special Issue), Eneken, vol. 42, October-November-December 2017, pp. 85-96.
  • Jacques Derrida, “La différance,” Poiesis, vol. 27, Spring – Summer 2006, pp. 61-78 (1st part) & Vol. 28, Autumn -Winter 2006, pp. 201-216 (2nd part). 

Conducted Interviews 

  • Jean-Luc Nancy, “Aspects of the Being-in-common: The Frozen Waters of Europe, Biotechnology, Worldly Christianism” (A conversation with Athina Athanasiou, Gerasimos Kakoliris & Apostolos Lampropoulos), Contemporary Issues, issue 128-129, January - June 2015, pp. 26-34 (in Greek).
  • Entretien avec René Schérer par Gerasimos Kakoliris” (2013), Ici et ailleurs, mardi 15 août 2017. Initially published in Greek as “Hospitality and Utopia: An Interview with René Schérer,” Avgi Greek National Newspaper, Sunday, 13th October 2013, p. 4.

Participation in Documentaries

  • Philoxenia.” Written, directed & produced by Dagmar Donners, Fabian Pop and Iliriana Banjska in cooperation with Utrecht University, 2013.

Conference Organization

  • International Conference: Being / Intimate / Political, Jean-Luc Nancy, 4-5 March 2015, Athens (in collaboration with Professor Apostolos Lampropoulos). (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – French Institute of Greece – University Bordeaux Montaigne).
  • Greek-French Philosophical Conference: Offering Hospitality to René Schérer / René Schérer on Hospitality, Athens French Institute, 18th October 2013, Athens, Greece (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – French Institute of Greece). 
  • International Conference: Jacques Derrida’s Political and Ethical Thought, 24-26 January 2013, Athens, Greece (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – French Institute of Greece).