2018 Spring - Early Summer Program for Athens.
Following the success of previous programs of informal philosophy talks and walks in Athens every year since 2013 a new 8week program has now been arranged for the spring-early summer of 2018 on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings.
No previous formal study of philosophy (Greek or otherwise) is necessary to come along and enjoy these talks and walks, although more experienced philosophers will hopefully find them enjoyable as well. On Monday nights there will be a regular introductory talk: 'Socrates and Know Thyself'; and on Tuesday mornings there will be a walk with talk: 'Aristotle and his Practical Philosophy'. Brief details are given below and in keeping with the Socratic tradition both these talks are offered free of charge for people who come along.
Some other talks are also available by prior arrangement (for individuals, groups of friends, and larger groups) – and again more details are below. All the talks are given at pleasant and inspiring places in Athens.
Talks and philosophical walks are also offered in Delphi throughout the year - but usually by arrangement only; although there will be a program of talks offered in Autumn 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Embryonic Activities: The Little Academy of Athens
The ancient Greeks had a saying that if you want to do something well: 'Start and finish with the hearth', and it is at the hearth (the kitchens and fireplaces of our homes) that The Little Academy of Athens (and Delphi) has started its small and informal school/s for ‘real’ Greek philosophy.
The rationale is that if a little house was sufficient for the great neo Platonic philosopher Proclus to keep Plato's Academy and ideas alive in Athens during the 5th century CE - then it is certainly sufficient for the friends of the Socrates 4 Today project to meet and discuss various subjects and deepen their knowledge in the search for wisdom, truth and perhaps even philosophical enlightenment.
Over time it is hoped more and more friends of ‘real’ philosophy will pass through the The Little Academy of Athens, and as a result, shine more brightly and consistently in their own part of the world.