15.07.2016

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

ATHENS, 9-15 JULY 2016

(2400 years since the birth of Aristotle)

The International Association of Greek Philosophy, the Greek Philosophical Society, the Philosophical

Society of Cyprus and other Scientific Societies, Associations and Educational Institutions would like to

inform you the end of the World Congress in Philosophy with title “ “THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”.

Official Closing Ceremony of The World Congress in Philosophy

The Philosophy of Aristotle

The official Closing Ceremony will take place in the Aula and the main yard of the School of Philosophy,

Univerisity of Athens, on Friday 15th of July, 2016 at 20:00.

Dance companies “Kleigenis of the Cultural Centre of Ierissos” and “Mikto Chalkidikis – Folklore Centre of Polygyros”,

under the direction of Ms. Ephi Keliaphanou will organize a party-celebration of Stagira and Chalkidiki.

The companies will perform, for the Congress participants, Invited speakers, Congress Guests, Congress Attendees, a representative sample of dance and music tradition of their area. 

The music orchestra “Ιχνηλάτες της παράδοσης” (The Trackers of Tradition) will follow with their music performance.

The reception organized and hosted by the Mayor of the Municipality of Aristotle Mr. George Zoubas

for all Congress participants, Invited speakers, Congress Guests, Congress Attendees, will offer buffet meals

from the Mount Athos, cooked by the famous monk Iosaf. 

The Mayor will address the participants, providing them in his speech a

unique picture of Chalkidiki as Aristotle’s homeland and land of Mount

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14.07.2016

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY“THE PHILOSOPHY OF

ARISTOTLE”

ATHENS, 9-15 JULY 2016

(2400 years since the birth of Aristotle)

Dear Sir/Madam,

The International Association of Greek Philosophy, the Greek Philosophical

Society, the Philosophical Society of Cyprus and other Scientific Societies,

Associations and Educational Institutions would like to inform you that:

Today, on Thursday , July 14, 2016 at 19:00

will take place a particularly

symbolic session at Aristotle’s Lyceum.

Adresses by the presidents of the Organizing Societies

Special speaker: Gerhard Seel (Switzerland)

Why Democracy? Aristotle’s answer in contrast to modern

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13.07.2016

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

ATHENS, 9-15 JULY 2016

(2400 years since the birth of Aristotle)

 

The International Association of Greek Philosophy, the Greek Philosophical Society, the Philosophical Society of Cyprus and other Scientific Societies, Associations and Educational Institutions would like to inform you that:

Today, on Wednesday , July 13, 2016at 19:00 will take place a particularly symbolic session at AULA , the theater of philosophy of Athens, the theatrical performance for the life of the philosopher Aristotle.  

Author and performer: Theodosis Pelegrinis , Deputy Minister of Education and former Rector of the University of Athens.

Summary theatrical text :

«Aristotle Anniversary Year»  

As part of the celebrations throughout the world for the «Aristotle Anniversary Year» and the World Congress “The Philosophy of Aristotle”, which will take place in Athens, Theodossis Pelegrinis’s play «Aristotle» will be performed, under the direction of Nikos Paroikos. The play will be staged with the support of the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Athens (PODAN/ΠΟΔΑΝ).

The play will be performed on July 13 in the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens (AULA Amphitheater), for all Congress participants, as well as the public. The play will also be performed during a walk on July 22 and 23 in Athens; on both days, the walk will start at 7.30 p.m. at the entrance of the pedestrian way at Loumbardiaris Church (Philopappos Hill).

Finally, the play will be performed during the closing ceremony of the celebrations for the «Aristotle Anniversary Year» at UNESCO premisses in Paris on November 18, 2016.

The play concerns the philosophy of Aristotle. A troupe is rehearsing a play. During the rehearsal and at a moment of tension, a discussion starts between the director and his actors, on the role of the author and his play; this discussion is quickly extended to a very interesting and intense discussion on the basic issues of the Aristotelian philosophy. In this way, through the questions posed by the actors (a man and a woman), who ignore this philosophy or have wrong views about Aristotle, concepts such as catharsis, virtue, eudaimonia, morality, and many more, are touched upon and presented in a clear and comprehensible way and with the use of examples. The director teaches and guides the dialogical discussion with such a distinctive skill and power of persuasion that, at the end, the two actors realize their errors and get so troubled that they do not wish the rehearsal for the play they are preparing to be continued. Then the director proposes to them to go on a walk and to continue their discussion on Aristotle; the actors accept this proposal enthusiastically and this is how the play «Aristotle» comes to its completion.

CAST:

The play’s cast is:

  • Theodossis Pelegrinis (Director/actor)
  • Spyros Xenos (1st actor)
  • Ilektra Paroikou (2nd actor)

 

Press Manager: Mpabaliouta Eleni- Vasiliki

11.07.2016

 

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

ATHENS, 9-15 JULY 2016

(2400 years since the birth of Aristotle)

Dear Sir/Madam,

The proceedings of the World Philosophical congress on Aristotle, on the ocation of the 2.400 years from his birth, began yesterday Sunday, at the Philosophical faculty of Athens.

Statistical data:

The number of participants overcame the 550 solars and researchers on philosophy and Aristotle. What is very

characteristic for the present Congress is the large participation from China, Russia and Iran, a long the participation of Western

scholars, mostly from Europe and USA.

Today, on Monday evening 11 of July will take place a particularly symbolic session at Pnyx, the place of ancient Athenian Agora, the

Citizens Assembly which exerciser a unique expedients in history of direct democracy.

The official opening of the session, at 19:00 hours,

will be made by the Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Athens and Minister of Employment Mr George Katrougaklos

with the speach “Aristotle and Europe today”

Secont speaker is Professor Constantine Sandis (UK) with the speach on:

“Aristotelian Virtue Theory and Particularism in the Global Era”

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04.07.2016

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

ATHENS, 9-15 JULY 2016

(2400 years since the birth of Aristotle)

Dear Sir/Madam,

The International Association of Greek Philosophy, the Greek Philosophical Society, the Philosophical Society of Cyprus and other Scientific Societies, Associations and Educational Institutions we will inform you that tomorrow, on Saturday 9th of July at 21:00 p.m. will take place the official opening of the

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

at the Odeon of the Herodes Atticus. This Congress is under the aegis of the President of the Hellenic Republic and the official support of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (F.I.S.P.).

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04.07.2016

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

ATHENS, 9-15 JULY 2016

(2400 years since the birth of Aristotle)

Dear Sir/Madam,

The International Association of Greek Philosophy, the Greek Philosophical Society, the Philosophical Society of Cyprus and other Scientific Societies, Associations and Educational Institutions we will inform you that tomorrow, on Saturday 9th of July at 21:00 p.m. will take place the official opening of the

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

at the Odeon of the Herodes Atticus. This Congress is under the aegis of the President of the Hellenic Republic and the official support of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (F.I.S.P.).

Press Manager: Mpabaliouta Eleni- Vasiliki

tel:+306932506688


29.06.2016

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

ATHENS, 10-15 JULY 2016

(2400 years since the birth of Aristotle)

Dear Sir/Madam,

The International Association of Greek Philosophy, the Greek Philosophical Society, the Philosophical Society of Cyprus and other Scientific Societies, Associations and Educational Institutions would like to inform you that the:

WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

“THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

 

will take place in Athens during the period 10-15 July 2016.

This Congress is under the aegis of the President of the Hellenic Republic and the official support of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (F.I.S.P.).

The Congress will take place in Athens, where Aristotle lived throughout the largest part of his life, studied and taught at Plato’s Academy, founded the Lyceum, taught and thrived there, and where archaeological excavations and research have recently brought into light Aristotle’s Lyceum, which will be the center of the Congress. The Congress aims, among other things, to explore and stress the importance of Aristotle’s philosophical thought on the public sphere, as well as general issues that affect humanity as a whole. 

This Congress, like the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy (that took place in Athens 4-10 August 2013 and was the largest organized so far, since it attracted 4.500 participants), is a significant international meeting of worldwide importance and will contribute to conference tourism, by advertising our country in all countries of the world. Distinguished scholars of Aristotle’s work and contemporary philosophers and intellectuals from all over the globe will participate in the Congress.

The 28th International Congress of Philosophy will form a part of the Congress.

ANCIENT STAGIRA

The beginning of the celebrations in honor of Aristotle, in connection to the World Congress in Philosophy, will take place at the philosopher’s birthplace, namely Ancient Stagira, at Chalkidiki, on Saturday, July 2, 2016, in co-operation with the Municipality of Aristotle.
The event will take place in the main square of Stagira and its program will include a philosophical, a musical and an artistic part honoring the philosopher.

HERODIUM

The official opening ceremony of the Congress will take place in Herodium on 9 July 2016, with a performance by the musical ensembles of Greek Radio and Television (ΕΡΤ).

During the period 10-15 July, scientific lectures will be delivered at the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

 ART EXHIBITIONS

Before the official opening of the Congress, two art exhibitions will be hosted by the Congress at the Athens Music Hall “Megaron”.

 The exhibitions to be held are:

«In defense to Aristotle» and

«Ancient Suppliant-Contemporary Refugee».

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE

During the World Congress in Philosophy “The Philosophy of Aristotle”, the play “Aristotle”, written by the Vice-Minister of Education and Former Rector of the University of Athens Mr. Theodossios Pelegrinis, will be staged under the direction of Nikos Paroikos.

 BOOK EXHIBITION

 At the School of Philosophy, throughout the World Congress, a book exhibition will take place, during which books of scientific philosophical content will be exhibited.

THE OFFICIAL CLOSING CEREMONY
OF THE WORLD CONGRESS IN PHILOSOPHY

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE”

The official closing ceremony of the World Congress “The Philosophy of Aristotle” will take place in the Great Hall (AULA) of the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The ceremony will be followed by a cultural celebration on the open courtyard of the School, with the participation of dancing/musical groups (the dancing group of the Cultural Association of Ierissos “Kleigenis”, the dancing group “Mikto Chalkidikis – Folklore Group of Polygyros” and the band “Trackers of tradition”). Finally, a reception for all participants will be generously offered by the Mayor of the Municipality of Aristotle, including a buffet meal with delicacies of the Mount Athos cuisine, prepared by the famous monk Iosaf.

 All events related to the Congress are organized on the occasion of the 2400 years since the philosopher’s birth and in connection to UNESCO’s decision to name 2016 “Aristotle Anniversary Year”.

·         Journalists wishing to send their accreditations should visit the address www.iagp.gr, go to the link “participation form” and choose the form number 11 “for press accreditation”.

·         For more information, the public may consult the website www.iagp.gr, or call on  +30 2107277502 , +30 2107277545

 

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11.05.016

Abstract Submission - Reminder
Participation Form No1 (all the necessary Forms are available for download on the official Web site of the Congress) and Abstract of no more than 500words should be submitted through the Congress Secretariat at the following e-mail: secretariat@iagp.gr by May 31st. When you complete the submission of the required Forms, you will be notified of the acceptance, and receive the official Acceptance letter by e-mail. You may proceed, then with the registration.