Michail Peramatzis

Michail Peramatzis
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2011 - present Associate Professor in Philosophy, Philosophy Faculty, and Hinton Clarendon Fellow, Worcester College, University of Oxford.
2010 - 2011 Lecturer in Philosophy, Queen’s University, Belfast.
2006 - 2010 Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church, University of Oxford.
2000 - 2002 Hellenic Navy.



2002 - 2006 DPhil, Christ Church, University of Oxford.
1998 - 2000 MSt in the Philosophy & History of Science & Technology, University of Athens.
1993 - 1997 BA in Classics & Philosophy, University of Athens.



Priority in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 201


Edited volumes

Aristotelian Metaphysics, Ancient and Modern: A Collection of Essays in Honour of David Charles, forthcoming with OUP, co-edited with Bronstein D. & Johansen T.


Journal articles and book chapters

‘Hylomorphism in De Partibus Animalium I and Beyond’ forthcoming in Connell S. (ed.), The Cambridge Critical Guide to Aristotle's Part of Animals, CUP.

‘Aristotle on How Essence Grounds Necessity’, forthcoming in Bronstein D., Johansen T., & Peramatzis M. (eds.), Aristotelian Metaphysics, Ancient and Modern: A Collection of Essays in Honour of David Charles, OUP.
‘Conceptions of Truth in Plato’s Sophist’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 2020. https://doi.org/10.1515/agph-2020-1015

‘Posterior Analytics II.11, 94b8-26: Final Cause and Demonstration’ Manuscritto, Special Issue: Aristotle on Science and Its Logical and Metaphysical Entanglements, 2019. https://www.scielo.br/j/man/a/jshCTdvmsK5pZdDZ8dTLNCF/?lang=en

‘Aristotle’s Hylomorphism: The Causal-Explanatory Model’. Metaphysics. 1(1), 2018, pp. 12–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/met.2
‘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.

‘Metaphysics A.7, 988b16-21: Aristotle's Conclusion about His Predecessors on Causes’, Philosophical Inquiry, 41, 2017, Festschrift for Professor Vasilis Karasmanis, 55-65.

‘Aristotle on Truth-Bearers’ (co-authored with David Charles), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 50, 2016, 101-141.
‘What is a Form in Aristotle’s Hylomorphism?’, History of Philosophy Quarterly 32.3, 2015, 195-216.

‘Sameness, Definition, and Essence’, Studia Philosophica Estonica, 7.3, 2014, Special Aristotle Issue, 1–26.

‘Matter in Scientific Definitions in Aristotle’ in Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013-4.
‘Science and Metaphysics in Aristotle’s Philosophy’, Metascience, 2012, 303-315.

‘Aristotle on Metaphysics’ in Simons P. (ed.), Metaphysics: The Key Thinkers, Continuum, forthcoming.

‘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.
‘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.

‘Essence and Per Se Predication in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Z.4’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 39, 2010, 121-182.

‘Aristotle’s Notion of Priority in Nature and Substance’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 35, 2008, 187-247.
‘Aristotle’s Metaphysics Z.4: Criteria for Definition and Essence and Their Relation to the Posterior Analytics A.4.’ [in Greek] Deukalion, 24.1, 2006, 5-30.


Book reviews

Koslicki K., Form, Matter, Substance, Mind, 2019: https://doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzz006 .

De Haas F., Leunissen M., & Martijn M. (eds.), Interpreting Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics in Late Antiquity and Beyond, The Classical Review, 65.2, 2015, 1-3.
Barnes J., Method and Metaphysics: Essays in Ancient Philosophy I, Mind, 123 (489), 2014, 183-189.


Future publications

Aristotle Metaphysics ΓΔΕ: Translation and Commentary (for the Clarendon Aristotle Series), in progress.

Aristotle's Metaphysics: the Philosophical Project of the Central Books, book-length monograph, co-authored with David Charles, in progress.
‘Would Plato ever Define Knowledge as True Belief plus Logos: the Theaetetus Case’, under review.
‘Aristotle’s on Practical Wisdom & Virtue: Nicomachean Ethics VI.13’, in progress.


  • Ancient Philosophy (especially Plato's and Aristotle's Theoretical Philosophies)
  • Metaphysics.