Within the framework World Philosophy Day, New Acropolis in Heraklion, organized a cultural evening entitled “Parallel Lives of Philosophers”, with presentations on the life and work of Plato, Confucius, Pythagoras and Buddha.
Feb 20 2017
Feb 20 2017
In the premises of “New Acropolis”, in the center of Thessaloniki, on Pavlou Mela street, the opening of the sculpture exhibition “Timeless Human Values “, by Nikolas Koutoulas, of the Da Vinci group, took place. The works were compositions of iron, aluminum and wood, projects that generate human questions about the timeless principles and values that are experienced by every human being.
The “New Acropolis” supports and hosts the Da Vinci group activities.
Feb 06 2017
With the slogan ‘A Tree for the Hospital’, volunteers and friends of New Acropolis in Larissa, participated in a tree planting activity which took place at the University Hospital of Larissa. The action was organized by the hospital’s management, in cooperation with the Municipality of Larissa, the Green Office, the University of Thessaly, the Prefecture of Thessaly and the Forestry of Larissa.
Jan 22 2017
With “a big thank you for contributing to Philosophy’s return”, the Director of New Acropolis in Greece, Maria Jimenez Plana, welcomed the participants at the open discussion on World Philosophy Day, celebrated in Athens for the 4th consecutive year, with the generous support of the Public Bookstore.
“Philosophy returns to unite things… to give meaning to all aspects that compose our civilization. Philosophy returns so we can better understand our own life, so we can live as human beings …” said Maria Jimenez Plana before giving the floor to the speakers of the event.
The renowned professor of astrophysics and philosophy Stratos Theodosiou (Professor of Astronomy and Philosophy at the University of Athens) talked about philosophy and the universe, physics, astronomy, and about the importance of integrating science with the aim of encouraging people to read about and know the universe and its principles. He concluded by saying that “science should look for the ‘Theory of Unity of Knowledge’, which encompasses the Microcosm and Macrocosm, and the scientific insights that lead to scientific breakthroughs.”
Vangelis Ploumistos (Director of New Acropolis in Athens) spoke about the importance of thinking and acting as philosophers. He stated that a key feature of philosophical thinking is being able to unite mind and heart, and that this type of thinking propels us to investigate by integrating knowledge, intuition and emotions. “The special features of philosophical thinking push us to wonder, to realize our very own existence, to search, to have a mind but also a heart and a spirit that unites.”
Dec 15 2016
On this occasion were honored several famous figures including Shakespeare, Lorca and Aristotle. New Acropolis, in the framework of the commemoration of Aristotle Anniversary Year”, celebrating 2400 years since the birth of the great philosopher, presented the debate titled “Aristotle – Plato, a battle of philosophy”; and its initiative “Movement for the exchange of books – Booksharing”, supported the homage marking 400 years since the death of W. Shakespeare.
Nov 19 2016
“We donate and we feel good!” Once again New Acropolis organized a volunteering blood drive at Ag. Meletiou, in downtown Athens, with the support of the Mobile Unit of the General Hospital ‘Evangelismos’. Friends and volunteers of New Acropolis participated with joy, as they offered a precious part of themselves to all those who might need blood to overcome a difficult health condition.
Nov 10 2016
Members and supporters of New Acropolis from the Athens central branch visited the exhibition hall dedicated to ancient Egypt at the National Archaeological Museum, and thus went on a cultural journey to one of humanity’s greatest civilizations.