World Philosophy Day. ‘Philosophy Returns’, public symposium held at the ‘Public’ bookstore, in the center of Athens (Greece)
“For the third consecutive year, in celebration of philosophy, we are here to highlight the importance of philosophy today.” With these words Mrs. Semi Goufa, general secretary of New Acropolis Greece, opened the event for World Philosophy Day, at the central bookstore ‘Public’ in the center of Athens.
Well-known speakers from the academic and cultural spheres participated in the open event entitled ‘Philosophy Returns’. The president of the New Acropolis organization in Greece, Maria Jimenez-Planas, emphasized that “Philosophy returns as a continuous present whenever man lifts his gaze upward, every time man turns his eyes toward his fellow man.” At the opening of the event the greeting from Catherine Tzitzikosta, President of the Greek National Commission for UNESCO, was read.