Mouzakitis Angelos


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Assistant Professor

University of Crete
Department of Sociology
Gallos Campus
74100 Rethymno Greece
Tel: +302831077
E-mail: amouzakid at
Office hours: Wednesday 13:00-15:00 & 16:00-17:30, Thursday 10:30-11:30 & 16:00-17:30

Angelos Mouzakitis holds a degree in Sociology from Panteion University, Athens, Greece. He conducted his postgraduate studies in the U.K. under the auspices of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation and earned an MA in Philosophy and Social Theory (with Distinction) and a PhD in Sociology, both from the University of Warwick. His doctoral thesis, Meaning, Historicity and the conceptualization of the Social is a study on Heidegger, Gadamer and Castoriadis. Apart from his native Greek, he is proficient in English, has sound knowledge of French and basic knowledge of German and Italian.


Professional experience

  • 1999-2002: he has been teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for the University of Warwick, the Open University in the UK and the University of Central England.
  • 2003-2004: He was Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.
  • 2004-2013: He has been teaching under fixed-term contracts at the University of Crete, the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, and the University of Patras.
  • 2004 – to the present, he teaches for the Hellenic Open University
  • During the academic year 2010-2011 he taught (in English) an intensive undergraduate course on perceptions of time and history for the philosophy department at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, in Austria.

Fields of academic interest

  • social theory with an emphasis on social ontology, social change and the constitution of the ‘subject’.
  • Epistemology of the social sciences with an emphasis on phenomenology and hermeneutics

Selected publications


  • Meaning, Historicity and the Social. A critical approach to the works of Heidegger, Gadamer and Castoriadis, August 2008, Dr. Mueller Verlag.


  • “Autonomy and Authenticity/ On the aporetic nature of time and History: Castoriadis- Heidegger”, in Critical Horizons, Vol.7, no.1, 2006, p. 277-301.
  • “Worlds emerging: approaches to the creation and constitution of the common”, in Peter Wagner and Nathalie karagiannis (eds.) Varieties of World-making. Beyond Globalisation, Liverpool University Press, 2006.
  • “Radical Finitude meets Infinity: Levinas’ gestures to Heidegger’s fundamental ontology”, in Thesis Eleven, νοl. 90, 2007, p. 61-78.
  • “What is Knowledge? Castoriadis on Truth, Signification and Symbolism”, Cahiers Castoriadis, n. 6 Castoriadis et la question de la vérité, Bruxelles: Publications des Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, 2010.
  • “Chaos and Creation in Castoriadis’ interpretation of Greek Thought”, in Ingerid Straume και Giorgio Baruchello (eds.) Creation, Rationality and Autonomy, NSU Press, 2013.
  • “From narrative to action: Paul Ricoeur’s reflections on history”, in Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Praxis, online access since April 2014 at
  • “The Social-historical”, in Suzi Adams (ed.), Castoriadis, Key-Concepts, Bloomsbury, 2014.
  • “Creation ex nihilo”, in Suzi Adams (ed.), Castoriadis, Key-Concepts, Bloomsbury, 2014.
  • Modernity and the Idea of Progress”, in Frontiers in Sociology (section Sociological Theory), March 2017, published online (

(in German)

  • Autonomie, Heteronomie, Demokratie: Andersheit durch Kritik” (translated from English by Maurits Heumann), in Agridopoulos, Aristotelis και Sörensen, Paul (eds). Imagination – Autonomie – Radikale Demokratie: Cornelius Castoriadis’ politisches Denken, kultuRRevolution. Zeitschrift für angewandte Diskurstheorie, nr. 71, 2 (2016), 17–22.

(in Swedish):

  • “Autonomins trassliga rötter” (The tangled roots of autonomy) in Res Publica, n. 58, 2003, p. 44-53. (translated from English by Professor Mats Rosengren)
  • Angelos Mouzakitis has also published several articles in Greek on Castoriadis, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Levinas, modernity and systems theory (for details on the Greek articles please see the Greek version of this website) .