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Greek Philosophy

Obama Is Epictetus

Lex Paulson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Lex Paulson

To understand what Obama understands is to recognize what lies in our power, as human beings and as nations, and what lies outside it. My advice: if you want to understand America's president, read a Roman slave.

The Perpetual Black Liars

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Nicolas B. Aziz

Black people have been dehumanized and disregarded in America since its inception; and it is thus time for us to truly realize that this country is not "one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The Celestial Self: Remembering Who You Are

Georgia Metaxa | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgia Metaxa

In the Orphic Hymns, we read these lines: "I am a child of earth and starry heaven But my race is of heaven alone." When we come into existence we...

4 Problems Stoicism Can Help Us With

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society...

The Long Journey to the Inner Self

Georgia Metaxa | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgia Metaxa

In one of the most beautiful myths of ancient times, Plato describes the journey of the soul from the spiritual to the material plane. As the soul des...

Heidi Howe's Love: Looking for the Same Kind of Crazy

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Music integrates the acts of loving and gives us a broad view, a deep view about our hearts and is apropos to the Valentine sentiment. The hallmark of country is living the good ol' life of the singer.

Guiding Jewish/Muslim Relations Through the Life of Maimonides, the 12th Century Jewish Scholar

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

In searching outside the realm of his own cultural tradition for wisdom, Maimonides showed us how we can build on our commonalities through a process of mixing. His life is proof that people of various backgrounds can break down walls which divide us upon our differences.

Tech Leave You Cold? Major in Philosophy!

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Sigman

If I had to choose one word to explain why I chose philosophy as my college major, that word would be "Nausea." I'm talking, of course, about Nausea,...

Philosophy and Drama

William Lyons | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts
William Lyons

I hope that this Greek production about a famous Greek will remind us of the fact that Greece has been the source of so many of the great aspects of our western democratic culture.

What Science and Philosophy Tell Us About Love

Massimo Pigliucci | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science
Massimo Pigliucci

Suppose you have been in love with your partner for a couple of years now, and you are beginning to ask yourself, Why do I not feel as head over heels for him as I distinctly remember I used to? Enter what I call "sci-phi," the congruence of science and philosophy.

The "Allegory of the Cave" on Film

Stavros Papageorghiou | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Stavros Papageorghiou

The story of my latest film, entitled Adventure of the Soul, has its roots in the well-known "Allegory of the Cave" which the Greek philosopher Plato ...

Is a Modern Greek Tragedy Imminent?

Apostolos Doxiadis | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Apostolos Doxiadis

They sought, and won, political profit by playing on people's grievances: resentment, fear and a chauvinistic, xenophobic nationalism -- and it is not just the extreme right that built its campaign on the latter, but also the radical left. To balance these, they gave only unrealizable utopian promises.

It's All Greek to Us: Greek Culture Finally Gets Its Due

Stephanie Vlahakis | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Stephanie Vlahakis

Headlines keep telling me how lazy Greeks are today, right? Wrong again. 


'Opa!' The Echo of Life!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

This story of Lambros and his son, Andreas, shows us that our lives are simply a reflection of our actions. Life will give us back everything we give to it.