Demetrius Teigas

Philosophy and Classics

Ptychion, University of Athens; MA, University of Sussex; PhD in Philosophy, University of Kent

Demetrius Teigas has been a member of the Deree Philosophy Faculty since 1996. He is currently the Head of the Dept. of Philosophy and Classics. He has served as Assistant Head of Department of Humanities and Arts. He teaches Phenomenology, Theory of Knowledge, Philosophical Hermeneutics, Kant, Hegel, Postmodern Philosophy, Ethics, Internet and Philosophy, Introduction to Philosophy. He has taught Modern European Philosophy and introductory philosophy courses at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. At UKC he was member of the Philosophy Board of Studies and Honorary Research Fellow. He has taught for the School of Continuing Education at UKC. He has also taught philosophy courses at the University of Crete, the University of Patras and P/G philosophy courses at the National Technical University of Athens.

He is a graduate of the University of Athens (BSc in Physics); he continued with philosophy studies at Temple University, USA, he received his MA in Philosophy at the University of Sussex, England, and his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England.

His research has focused on Metaphysics, Epistemology, Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, and Hegel. He has published in these areas, such as his book Knowledge and Hermeneutic Understanding: A Study of the Habermas-Gadamer Debate. His current research centers on Husserl’s “Transcendental Reduction”, Gadamer’s view on Language, and Habermas’ “Communicative Rationality”.