Chrysostomos Mantzavinos is Professor of Philosophy of the Social Sciences in the University of Athens. He is the author of Wettbewerbstheorie (Duncker & Humblot, 1994), Individuals, Institutions, and Markets (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Naturalistic Hermeneutics (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Explanatory Pluralism (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and the editor of Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2009). He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals in four languages. Before his current appointment in Athens, he held the Chair of Economics and Philosophy at Witten/Herdecke University (2004-2011). He has also taught at Freiburg, Bayreuth, and Stanford, was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn and served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard (twice), at Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris (twice) and at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. He holds two Ph.D degrees, in Economics and in Philosophy, both from the University of Tübingen.