On occasion of World Philosophy Day, the Kyiv branch of New Acropolis held a presentation on ‘What Is Ancient Philosophy?’ by Pierre Hadot for the first time translated into Ukrainian. The book was presented by the translator Sergii Yosypenko, Ph.D., head of the Department of History of Philosophy, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The book is published by New Acropolis Publishing House of Ukraine.
According to Dr. Yosypenko, in the modern world, we got used to thinking of ancient philosophy and antiquity as something obsolete and outdated. Pierre Hadot in his book tries to change this perspective on ancient philosophy and its place in history. After all, for 2,000 years man has not changed much, and eternal values are always relevant. Also, Dr. Yosypenko pointed out that one of the main aspects of the book is philosophy as a way of life.
This year, New Acropolis Ukraine dedicated the celebration of World Philosophy Day to Ukrainian philosophy and its contribution to the world’s philosophical thought.