Yannis Prelorentzos (PhD, Paris-IV- Sorbonne) is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Ioannina (Greece), where he is teaching since 2000. He was invited Professor at the University Paris 1 – Panthéon- Sorbonne (on November 2014). He is the author of Temps, durée et éternité dans les Principes de la philosophie de Descartes de Spinoza (P.U.P.S., Paris, 1996), and Knowledge and Method in Bergson (in Greek, Eurasia, Athens, 2012). He has also published a long series of substantial articles, in French and in Greek, on topics in the history of 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th c. philosophy. He has translated and commented the central books of Plato’s Republic in French (3 rd ed., Hatier, Paris, 2007), and Descartes’ Passions of the Soul, Bergson’s Creative Evolution, Deleuze’s Bergsonism and Benjamin Constant’s Adolphe and other novels in Greek. His principal interests lie in the main aspects of the work of 17th-century rationalist philosophers (especially Descartes and Spinoza), of Rousseau’s, Bergson’s, Sartre’s, Merleau-Ponty’s and Deleuze’s philosophy, at philosophical approaches of passions and emotions, at the various interpretations of Socrates in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy and, most recently, at 19th and 20th c. French philosophy. He is finishing a book on the relations between philosophy and literature in France (1930-1960).
Y. Prelorentzos has been nominated Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques on January 2015.