Stanley Sfekas

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Stanley Sfekas

Stanley Sfekas (Greek: Στάνλεϋ Σφήκας; born 1942) is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Indianapolis - Athens Campus and was born in the United States. After receiving his B.A. in Philosophy and English from the University of Maryland, he went on to earn both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from New York University. His doctoral dissertation is titled The Problem of Individuation in Aristotelian Metaphysics. Sfekas has taught in various institutions of higher education including Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, The New York Institute of Technology, George Washington University in Washington D.C., and the American College of Southeastern Europe.

Sfekas has also published scholarly articles and books and has been a critic for the American Philosophical Association and several international journals. He has been the book critic for the international journal, Philosophical Inquiry. He has also been the educational advisor to the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.

As a public lecturer in the Athenian academic community, Sfekas has delivered over 150 public lectures since 1986 and frequently appeared on Greek television(6) as an academic spokesman. Apart from his scholarly publications, he has translated, between 1995 and the present, the scripts of seven historical films and 35 archaeological documentaries. He was also the philosophical consultant to the various productions.

Sfekas appeared in 12 televised episodes of the documentary From Aristotle to Hawking, a Pissanos Production, speaking on Aristotle and Ancient Greek Cosmology. The series that has been translated and distributed globally was nominated by members of the Academy of Athens for the 2008 Templeton Prize. Sfekas is the translator of the series from the Greek to the English language. Paul Pissanos (Παύλος Πισσάνος) has been nominated by the Academy of Athens for the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.[1]

Publications (partial list)[edit]

  • 1986 “Aristotle’s Principle of Individuation” published in Apeiron, Monash University, Australia.
  • 1990 “Aristotle on Individuation” published in Deucalion, Athens, Greece.
  • 1990 Solicited book review for the American Philosophical Association. Published in the APA Newsletter on Computer Use, Law, Medicine, Teaching. Volume 89:3, "The Wake of Imagination” by Richard Kearney, University of Minnesota Press,1989.
  • 1991 “Ousia, substratum, and matter.” In: Philosophical inquiry, 13 (1991):38-47.
  • 1992 Book review for Philosophical Inquiry: International Quarterly of The End of Life: The Case for Euthanasia, by J. Rachels, Oxford University Press
  • 1992–1994 Book review editor for Philosophical Inquiry: International quarterly. Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 1994 Official translator and philosophical consultant of screenplay for film and international television series: Orpheus and Eurydice starring Oliver Reed, produced by P. Pissanos Co. World Premiere: Nov. 8, 1997, London Film Festival.
  • 1995 Adaptation of screenplay (Greek-English) and philosophical consultant for film and television series: The Gods of Olympus, produced by P. Pissanos Co.
  • 1996 Adaptation of screenplay (Greek-English) and philosophical consultant for film and television series: Deucalion’s Flood, a Pissanos production.
  • 1996 “Aristotle’s Principle of Individuation”, published in Deucalion, edited by A. Kitsopoulos.
  • 1997 Adaptation of screenplay and philosophical consultant for film and television series: Alexander the Great, a Pissanos production.
  • 1997 Orpheus and Eurydice by Stanley Sfekas, a book adapted from the film starring Oliver Reed.
  • 1998–1999 Adaptation of narrative (Greek-English) and philosophical consultant for a series of archaeological documentaries on Greece for cinematic and television historical productions referred to below under the auspices of the European Union Cultural Commission (Pissanos productions).
  1. THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS
  2. THE PARTHENON
  3. THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
  4. THE ANCIENT AGORA
  5. THE ROMAN AGORA
  6. THE TEMPLE OF POSEIDON
  7. THE ISLE OF AEGINA
  8. THE PARTHENON MARBLES
  9. THE FIREWALKERS
  10. EPIDAURUS
  11. THE TOMB OF AGAMMEMNON
  12. VISITING CORINTH
  13. ANCIENT OLYMPIA
  14. THE ORACLE AT DELPHI
  15. THE DELPHI MUSEUM
  16. MOUNT OLYMPUS
  17. A WALKING TOUR OF THE PLAKA
  18. EARLY GREEK COSMOLOGY [2000]
  19. FROM ARISTOTLE TO HAWKING [2001]
  20. EARLY GREEK MATHEMATICS [2002]
  21. ALEXANDER THE GREAT [2003]
  22. OLYMPIAD: 448 B.C. [2003]
  • 2004: Articles in the periodical Business Partner, published by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce:
  1. Ethical Guidelines
  2. Corporate Responsibility
  • 2004: Translation of cosmological work “Το Επόμενο Βήμα της Δημιουργίας” by Ioannis Tsatsaris; Epistos Publishing Company: The Next Step of Creation (Greek to English). Submitted to Vantage Press.
  • 2004: Translation of “Η Συλλογή του Πορταλάκη” by George Armaos (Greek to English). The Portalakis Collection.
  • 2005–2006: Translation of documentary television series: From Aristotle to Hawking; released Fall 2006; 12 episodes of 30 minutes.
  • 2006: Translation of the book version of From Aristotle to Hawking. Interviewed on Aristotelian Cosmology in Documentary Series: From Aristotle to Hawking In 12 episodes.
  • 2011: The Laws of the Universe in Earthly and Heavenly Life by Paul Pissanos.

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