Archive for November, 2012

On the occasion of World Philosophy Day, The Documentation Centre of the UNESCO in Slovakia invited the Director of New Acropolis Kamila Hermannova to give a public lecture at the University Library of Bratislava titled “Wisdom knows no borders”. New Acropolis also presented the play “The myth of psyche”, and a lecture about the symbolism and significance of the classical myths in the House of Culture of the city.
Mito de Psique
La sabiduria no conoce fronteras

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Saturday, November 17 was held in Valencia the first Congress in commemoration of the World Philosophy Day, promoted by Cultural Space Ithaca, sponsored by Unesco Club Heritage and in collaboration with the International network of Universal Ethics and New Acropolis International Philosophical Organization.Throughout the morning, we had the pleasure of listening to two papers, one in charge of physician and doctor in philosophy, Francisco Verdú, who spoke  on Today of Platonic thought. And then another in charge of doctor in philosophy and psychology and Professor at the University Jaume I of Castellón, Pascual Casañ, on the Concepts of God and the universe in Plato.

The afternoon session began with a talk in charge of the President of Unesco Club Heritage, José Osuna, about The seventh letter of Plato and its application at present. José Osuna highlighted the lack of  and dissatisfaction as current major diseases, and left US with an interesting phrase: “we must not strive to change the world, just lead by example”.

The following presentation was conducted by the President of the international network of Universal Ethics, Miguel Angel Padilla, who told us of Platonic values, notably justice, strength, temperance and prudence, which are the positive qualities that according to Plato will enable us to develop in a balanced, consistent with our human nature way. The last paper was in charge of the doctorate in anthropology and journalist Mª Dolores Fernandez Fígares, who analyzed the subsequent  of the Academy founded by Plato, with influences received from other movements such as stoicism and eclecticism, and its impact on the rise of Neoplatonism, highlighting also the work of Platonic little known as Numecio of Apamea or Albino of Smyrna, and the writings of the current philosopher Giovanni Reale to recommend us.
The ceremony closed with a poetic glimpse in charge of the Group’s poetry Calliope, with poems about the books, philosophy and Plato, and a small cocktail party, where many attendees could converse and exchange impressions to the Platonic way

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In November, New Acropolis Romania has celebrated the World Philosophy Day in four of the main cities in the country.

The New Acropolis centre of Bucharest has commemorated the 2400 years since the foundation of the Plato’s Academy by organizing an exhibition-event which portrayed the origins of the Plato’s Academy and its influences on the history of philosophy. The exhibition has been hosted by the Museum of Bucharest – The Şuţu Palace. The public reacted promptly: over 700 people have attended both the five conferences on the Platonic ideas and the “School of Philosophy” stage play – a demonstration of the values of the atemporal morals over the issues of the everyday life.

On the Black Sea Coast, the members of the New Acropolis centre of Constanta, in collaboration with the National Museum of History and Archaeology have invited the broad public to two conferences on the Plato’s Academy and to the projection of the philosophical film Hercules’ Labors.

In the western region of the country, in Timisoara, the N.A. members have performed, in front of over 120 people, the well-known Myth of Cupid and Psyche.

The New Acropolis centre of Iasi has invited the public to attend a series of conferences, projections of philosophical films and a workshop referred to as “Know Thyself” how the human being may conduct its own life and which are the necessary tools for this.

The large number of people who joined the celebration of this important art of living, the Philosophy, over 1000 persons, supports our strong belief that we still need  the philosophy and its extraordinary heritage of values and experiences.

 

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OINAG-2012-053As part of the celebration of the International Day of Philosophy, with the support of UNESCO, New Acropolis in Guatemala presented the play “The man who lived in a jar” in the cities of Antigua Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Coban and capital city, Guatemala. This work is a modern version of the Myth of the Cave, Plato. It was applauded by more than 500 people across the country.
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Philosophy the greatest of all journeys

On the 23rd of November, New Acropolis in Mumbai India, joined hands with UNESCO New Delhi to celebrate World Philosophy Day 2012, at Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The event entitled, “Philosophy: The Greatest of all Journeys” was presented by Yaron Barzilay, National Director of New Acropolis India (North), and motivated guests to consider Philosophy as an inherent approach with which to live Life – through an exploration of inspiring mythology and examples of various ancient civilizations. The engaged audience, comprising of faculty and students of the University, was introduced to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Lao Tse’s sensitivity to Laws of Nature, and Ancient Egypt’s symbolic representation of the Journey of the Soul into the Afterlife. This event marks the third annual celebration of World Philosophy Day by New Acropolis India (North).

See link to the event as published on UNESCO website.

WPD mumbai2012

 

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The New Acropolis volunteers clean one of the Tel-Aviv beaches on a monthly basis. They remove large amounts of waste from the beach and improve its appearance. The activity is acknowledged by the Tel-Aviv Municipality and by Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection.

 

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The Director of New Acropolis Argentina, prof. Omar Restom joined this homage to philosophy with the Conference “Three keys to our philosophy for a better world”. In addition, an exhibition entitled Footprints of Philosophers was during a whole week open to the interested public in learning about the life and work of the most significant philosophers.

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