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.
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Feb 20 2017
Feb 20 2017
New Acropolis carried out a fun and practical activity at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, which had as protagonist Plato and his teachings. Participants listened to texts by the philosopher and later shaped them in their own way according to what they had understood. This event was celebrated in honor of World Philosophy Day.
Feb 20 2017
In collaboration with the National Hellenic Museum, New Acropolis Chicago commemorated the 2400th Anniversary of the birth of Aristotle with a ’round table’ that discussed the topic of ‘Education to Happiness’, highlighting themes such as Virtue and Happiness in the teachings of Aristotle, and philosophy in our everyday lives.
Feb 05 2017
World Philosophy Day 2016: ‘Fraternal coexistence: How to make this happen in a world in conflict?’ (Brazil)Posted by Brazil in World Philosophy Day, tags: New Acropolis Brazil
Brazil celebrated World Philosophy Day 2016 with the title: ‘Fraternal coexistence: How to make this happen in a world in conflict?’
Around 3000 people took part in a programme of events which included lectures, debates, round tables, artistic performances (music, theater, poetry), etc.
The Photography Competition ‘The Look of the Thinker: Photographing Ideas’, a project for the public in general, was also presented.
The event received the support of 52 institutions, including UNESCO itself and companies like INFRAERO, INFRAMERICA, several newspapers and TV stations. The tribute had excellent press coverage.
Jan 31 2017
Citizens of all ages who were walking along the Paseo de Almería had an active participation in the improvised ‘Cinema Stand’ that New Acropolis set up in the street, on the occasion of the celebration of World Philosophy Day, with the theme ‘Philosophers go to the Movies!’.
It is said that cinema is probably the most influential art of the 20th century. Sometimes the expressive power of film joins forces with a philosophical message that impacts the human heart and awakens a vital reflection on reality, on the meaning of existence. Star Wars, Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, etc. are well-known movies and representative of the theme of this year. Passers-by, dressed up with costumes that they chose among our props, had a fun time improvising scenes from movies with photocall. Participants also had time for reflection, witnessing brief theatrical philosophical dialogues taking place between a teacher and students.
The event ended with a floral tribute at the foot of the statue of Almeria to the Educator in the Plaza Juan Cassinello.
Jan 28 2017
For a tenth consecutive year, New Acropolis Zagreb celebrated World Philosophy Day. On this occasion, a talk about Aristotle was an opportunity to highlight the importance of philosophy and its role for the modern man, since philosophy for Aristotle was not just a love for knowledge in its theoretical function, but a practical activity in the fulfillment of the aspiration towards the best life for the human being.
Jan 28 2017
8th Commemorative Edition of World Philosophy Day dedicating three days to this tribute (Warsaw, Poland)Posted by Poland in World Philosophy Day
New Acropolis Warsaw celebrated World Philosophy Day with a three-day program including lectures, workshops, and dialogues.
The theme of the first day was ‘Schools of Philosophy in the Classical Tradition’, and presentations were held on the importance and role of philosophy schools throughout history. During practical workshops, participants carried out practices related to ‘observation’.
The second day was dedicated to ‘The Philosophy of Culture’, and the influence of philosophy on the cultural process, relationships in society, and the formative culture of self-knowledge. During the corresponding practical workshop, participants discovered aspects of themselves through theatrical exercises.
The theme of the third day was ‘The Philosophy of Volunteering’, whereby the importance of Will and Free Will in philosophy was discussed. During the practical workshop, participants expressed their internal process of good will preparing handmade toys for hospitalized children.