Public Lectures at Plato’s Academy

This summer, the Municipality of Athens, having the privilege and honor of hosting the Plato’s Academy within its boundaries, is organizing, from May 30 to July 31a series of activities under the title Philosophy at the Plato’s Academy”. This new project aims to highlight the importance of the Academy, spread its spirit, showcase the work produced by the Academy and make the area a reference point for Athenians and all visitors to the city, both Greek and foreign. On May 30at 19:00, Pavlos Kalligas, former director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi and co-editor of the book Plato’s Academy (Cambridge University Press, 2020), will inaugurate this great feast of philosophy with his talk on “Myths and reality about Plato’s Academy”. And there are more to follow. Don’t miss any of them.


Platonic Dialogues

Time: 19.00

06.06| Round table: Discussing Ancient Greek Philosophy: Challenges and Perspectives | Katerina Ierodiakonou, George Karamanolis, Spyros Ragos, Voula Tsouna

27.06 | Vassilis Kalfas, Phaedrus

11.07 | Panos Dimas, Meno

25.07 | Chloe Bala, Phaedo

Ancient Science

Time: 19.00

08.06| Jean Christianidis: The Sources of Ancient Science and their Study

22.06| Vassilis Karasmanis: Science in the Platonic Academy

06.07| Michael Sialaros: Ancient Greek Science as a Field of Controversy

20.07| Round Table: Discussing Ancient Science: Challenges and Perspectives |Giannis Christianides, Michael Sialaros, Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Efthimios Nicolaides, Stamatina Mastorakou, Giouli Korobili

Public Philosophy

Time: 19.00

17.06| Pericles Vallianos: Can the demos philosophize?

01.07| Antonis Hatzimoysis: The logic of emotions

15.07| Konstantinos Papageorgiou: Philosophy and War

29.07| Stelios Virvidakis, Vaso Kinti: Philosophy in the age of pandemic

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