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Website: www.iagp.gr  www.hri.org/iagp, E-mail: secretariat@iagp.gr






In cooperation with other academic and cultural institutions and organisations

have decided to organise the:


on the topic:



The Conference is under the Auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic and will be held at the seaside town of Vouliagmeni (Athens Riviera, Greece), at the Hotel Amarilia (Saint Nicholas Street 13, 16671 VOULIAGMENI, tel.+302108990391, Fax+302108955790, info@amarilia.gr, www.amarilia.gr)


The IAGP calls upon philosophers and thinkers throughout the world to participate in the 31stInternational Conference of Philosophy.

We have selected this topic based primarily on two factors:

Α(1). Greek philosophy from its inception and throughout all phases of its development and transformations had as its guiding light the Socratic question: “How ought one to live one’s life?” (πῶς βιωτέον;). These reflections which occurred under radically different circumstances from the polis to the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman Imperium, Byzantium and beyond, provide a vast reservoir of wisdom for comprehending both the causes of human unhappiness and the possibilities for human flourishing and its attendant pleasures.

Α(2). The present discussions of happiness, though they preoccupy a central place in the analyses of the human condition in our age of rapid technological advances, globalization, with its promises of material abundance and inexhaustible leisure, have generally reached an impasse. For the most part the popular theories proclaim adaptation to unexamined principles as the key to happiness; others point to neurological findings as a guide for social practices; others declare that practicing dogmas that would make us immune to the hazards of our times is the answer; and of course there are many variations to Huxley’s Brave New World that foresee manufactured happiness in drugs, sex, and living in the now of a crafted forgetfulness; and we cannot ignore the vast data-mining of human attitudes for the purpose of manipulating human actions towards fabricated and ever more transient caricatures of happiness.

We invite thinkers throughout the world to present and share their views and the fruits of their research on the topic of Eudaimonia – the possibilities for happiness, and human flourishing in our times – through the medium of Greek philosophy and its multifaceted heritage.

  1. In addition, the following topics, related to the main issue of the Conference, can be investigated and accepted for presentation in the Conference.

1.the concept of virtue, the kinds of virtue, the number of virtues and are virtues necessary for happiness or can they be dispensed with.

  1. The good and the common good and whether happiness can be experienced apart from the good or common good.
  2. The economic, political and social conditions for happiness.
  3. What is the function (ergon) of the human being and what, if any, is its bearing on happiness.
  4. The concept and significance of habit in Ancient and modern Philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Wittgenstein, the poets, etc).
  5. Epistemological, metaphysical and moral significance of habit.
  6. Habit, virtue, paideia and education.
  7. The human capacities (dunameis) and the construction and development of personality of individuals (environment, teachers, paideia and education).

9.The relationship of happiness to psychological well-being (Loneliness and depression, psychotropic drugs and well-being.) and objectivity.

  1. 10. Friendship and happiness (The relationship between the two obstacles and challenges of creating friendship ties in the present era).
  2. “The possibility of Eudaimonia (happiness and human flourishing in non-western cultures” (Africa, China, India, Japan, Korea, etc).

Papers that are scientifically researched which examine the individual elements that constitute the concept of happiness in non-western cultures are most welcome.

  1. Any scientific paper relevant to the subject of the Conference and dealing with Greek philosophy can be submitted for consideration.
2.1 Categories of Participation

There are five categories of presentation:

Category A:  Presentation of original academic Papers by Invited Speakers (30 min. duration).

Category B:   Presentation of original academic Papers (20 min. duration).

Category C:   Short presentation of papers (15 min. duration).

Category D:  Presentation of papers by graduate and Postgraduate Students [10 min. duration (Students’ Session)].

Category E:   Presentation by Posters (Poster Session).

2.2 Participation Rules
  1. A. The Papers in Category a will address particular issues, evaluate research undertaken in connection with the subject they investigate in the last decade, and provide an overview and synthesis of various philosophical approaches related to the topic of research.
  2. B. Participants who wish to be considered for the Category a should express their interest promptly and state their preferences concerning the topic they wish to deal with, and send all the necessary information (a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a substantive Abstract of their Paper, 800 words) to the Organising Committee by 28th of February 2019 or earlier. Persons interested in being considered for designation as Invited Speakers should fill in and send out Form Νo 1A to the Organising Committee (secretariat@iagp.gr)
  3. The Organising Committee will cover the cost of board and accommodation for Invited Speakers during the days of the Conference. In addition, Invited Speakers may attend all Conference activities (i.e., Conference Gala Dinner or Conference Beach Party or Greek Evening, and Conference Excursion) without paying any fees (this of course does not apply to the persons accompanying them). However Invited Speakers should complete all the relevant forms and send them to the Secretary of IAGP. Invited Speakers are required to submit the final version of the paper, according to the standard Academic practice, rules and procedures, prior to Conference (i.e.by 30/6/2019). In case of lack of the submission of the final paper, their expenses would not be covered by the Organising Committee.
  4. D. The Organising Committee reserves the right to provide up to 30 minutes of speaking time to the Conference Participants considered as Invited Speakers, although their expenses will not be covered by the Conference.
  5. E. Students’ Session (category d) is for the graduate and postgraduate students of Philosophy and Social Sciences (including other disciplines, provided that they have philosophical interests), where they will present their papers.
  6. F. The official languages at the Conference will be Greek, English, (French and German are also acceptable). However, due to the prohibitively high cost of simultaneous translation, only the Greek and English will be simultaneously interpreted and translated.

Accordingly, the Papers should be submitted in one of the official languages: Greek, English, French or German. Papers written in Greek should be accompanied by a proper translation into another language, preferably English. More extended texts of Papers (15 pages or 5000-6000 words) from all categories (a, b, c d, and e) may be published.

Texts in their final version for presentation may be sent by e-mail as Word documents and in PDF format as well. Word documents must be written in a Unicode font format. Abstracts and Papers may also be sent by e-mail as attached documents in the above formats. Only papers of a philosophical nature will be accepted and included in the Programme of the Conference.

  1. The Organising Committee and the Academic Committee of ICOGPC reserve the right to accept or reject papers that do not comply with the academic standards of the Conference. (NB: Conference participants are reminded that only texts written in acceptable English or Greek will be considered for publication. If you have any doubt about the quality of your text in this regard, and in particular if you are not a native speaker of the language in which your paper was given, please be sure that it has been scrutinized by a native speaker (of PhD educational level or higher) of that language before sending it in to be considered for publication).

Greek participants, who present Papers, are required to submit an acceptable English translation of the latest version of their Papers which will be read at the Conference. This should be submitted to the Conference Secretary before the opening of the Conference (by 15th July 2019).

All Papers presented at the Conference and finally selected for publication are copyrighted by ICGPC and cannot be republished without permission. The exclusive copyright of papers to be published belongs to ICOGPC, unless otherwise stated.

Applications for participation of whatever kind must be received by the 30th of March 2019 or earlier. Applications should be made on Participation Form No. 1 and for Invited Speakers Participation Form No. 1A. Participation Form No. 2 should also be sent no later than: the 30th of March 2019. Participation Form No. 2 should be accompanied by an Abstract of the Paper to be presented together with an English translation in the case of Greek scholars. The Abstract should be written in such a way as to give a clear indication of the ideas and line of argument that the finished paper will be pursuing.

All participants will be notified by e-mail regarding the category to which they have been assigned

  1. H. All participants (except Invited Speakers) should send the full texts of their Paper for presentation to the Conference Secretariat by 30th of June 2019.

Texts in their Final version [with the indication: FINAL TEXT TO BE REVIEWED FOR PUBLICATION] must be submitted no later than the 30th of September 2019.The next Conference step is the submission of the papers in their final version for review (Blind and Peer Review process).

  1. I. There will also be reserved space and special panels for poster sessions. Material planned for Poster Sessions should be typed on not more than two pages (size: A5). The deadline for applications for poster sessions is 30th of June 2019. Applications submitted after this date, but before 5th of July 2019, may be accepted if there is still space available.
2.3 Submission and Presentation of papers

We wish to draw all Participants’ attention to the fact that the Conference provides for simultaneous translation and that for this to occur smoothly it is imperative that all speakers stick to the length and time limits allotted to the each of the specific Categories of Speakers. Speakers must not attempt to edit the length of their papers while speaking or make requests for more time from the Chairperson of the Session. Specifically, each participant must take into consideration the following points related to the presentation of the paper:

  1. The Participant must submit electronically the Abstract of 500 words as the norm or 800 words for Invited Speakers. Abstracts in Greek should be accompanied by a proper translation into another language, preferably English.
  2. The participants must submit to the Secretariat an electronic version of the paper which they will be presented at the Conference. Any modifications to the paper must conform to the time specifically allocated by the conference Program to each Speaker Category (i.e. 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes duration). For the sake of the translators and all participants the paper should be read in a normal way, not slowly and especially not rapidly.
  3. The Conference provides Power Point and other types of computer projection onto a screen for those speakers who wish to highlight some of their views or who wish to cite classical texts, etc.
  4. During the Conference (or after the Conference) the participant must submit an electronic copy of the Final Version of their paper including notes and bibliography. Any modifications to this paper should be made according to the directions put forth in the Circular of the Conference. This paper will be peer reviewed for publication.

Apart from other events during the Conference (see the relevant Forms), there will be an EXHIBITION OF BOOKS (FORM No. 6) and especially books on philosophy (and of course books related to the Conference topic). Authors of books, particularly those connected with philosophy, are kindly requested to send copies of their books so these may be included in the exhibition.

4.1 Conference Fees

The Conference is open to all who wish to attend, provided that the interested participant:

(a) completes the necessary forms and contacts the organising committee (No. 1, No. 1A, No. 2 and No. 4) and (b) pays the Conference fee.

The Conference Fee must be paid by all participants. Persons accompanying participants must also complete the forms and pay the Conference fee. The Conference fee (see also Registration Form No.4) is as follows:

  1. Participants: Before 30 March 2019: 100 euros

(after 30 March 2019:                                                       125 euros)

  1. Accompanying Persons: Before 30 March 2019: 80 euros

(after 30 March 2019                                                        100 euros)

  1. PhD Students: Before 30 March 2019: 80 euros

(after 30 March 2019:                                                           100 euros)

  1. Students: Before 30 March 2019: 80 euros

(after 30 March 2019:                                                       100 euros)

Conference participants are advised that cancellations cause major logistical, scheduling and economic inconvenience for the organisation of a Conference of this scope, because outings, receptions and other activities are seriously disrupted by cancellations and schedule changes. We ask that only those who are certain of their attendance submit the forms for participation. It should be noticed that there will be no refunds of any fees, nor are cancellations accepted.

4.2 Payment Methods

There are two methods of payment:

– Credit Card (including acceptable debit card), or

– Bank Transfer.

  1. If you wish to pay by credit card, kindly fill out the “Card Authorisation FORM No 5”, scan it and email it to us together with your application form. It is highly recommended that you scan the completed authorisation form.
  2. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, the Participation Fee for the Conference should be sent directly to our bank account: Please note that any bank charges may usually be far smaller if you use internet/phone banking. Our bank details are the following:

[Account holder: International Association of Greek Philosophy,

Address of the account holder: Simonidou 5, 17456 Alimos – Greece,

Bank: National Bank of Greece.

Address of the Bank: Solonos Street & Hippokratous Street, 10679 Athens-Greece, Account no: 15129601769,

Account in IBAN form: GR0901101510000015129601769,


Reference for our records (the beneficiary): (your) Surname, Name, 31st ICOP.

Please make sure to include your surname-name in the reference section of your remittance form, otherwise it will be very difficult to locate your bank transfer. The copy of your payment-remittance slip that indicates the name(s) of the participant(s) should be sent by e-mail attachment (preferably in PDF format) to the Secretariat of the Conference (secretariat@iagp.gr)



Any mail correspondence related to the Conference should only be sent to following address:

Professor K. Boudouris

President of the Organising Committee

31st International Conference of Philosophy

Simonidou 5, 17456 Alimos (Athens)


Email: secretariat@iagp.gr

Tel: (+30) 210 9956955, (+30) 210 7277545.

Persons living in North America (USA or Canada) or in Europe may contact, if they so wish, for information on matters relating to their participation in the Conference the following eminent Academics:

  1. Professor Gerasimos Santas

Honorary President of the IAGP

University of California -Irvine

Department of Philosophy

Irvine, California 92717, USA.

Tel.: 001 704-804-6145.


  1. Professor Thomas M. Robinson

Honorary President of the IAGP

Department of Philosophy

University of Toronto, 15 Huron St. 9th Floor

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A1

Tel.: 416-978-2824. Fax: 416-978-8703.

E-mail: tmrobins@chass.utoronto.ca

  1. Professor David Hitchcock

Department of Philosophy

McMaster University

1280 Main St. West,

Hamilton, Ont. L8S1W7, CANADA

Tel.: 905-577-8492. Fax: 905-577-0385

E- mail: hitchckd@mcmaster.ca

  1. Professor Jeremiah Reedy

Honorary President of the IAGP

Macalester College

Classics Department

1600 Grand Avenue

Saint Paul, Min 55105-1899

E-mail: reedy@Macalester.edu

  1. Professor Ronald Polanski

Honorary President of the IAGP

Department of Philosophy

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 15282


E-mail: polansky@duq.edu

  1. Professor Lambros Couloubaritsis

Honorary President of the IAGP

Rue des Echevins 16

B – 1050 Bruxelles


E -mail: Couloubaritsis@ulb.ac.be

  1. Professor Christos Evangeliou

Honorary President of the IAGP

Towson University

Department of Philosophy

and Religious Studies

E-mail: CEvang@aol.com

  1. Professor John Poulakos

Honorary President of the IAGP

Communication Department

University of Pittsburgh

1117 Cathedral of Learning

Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

Tel.: 412-624-6567. Fax: 4126241878

E-mail: poulakos@pitt.edu

  1. Dr. Aikaterini Lefka

Boulevard D’ Avroy 77/111


E-mail: Aikaterini.Lefka@ulg.ac.be


Persons living in Asia (Japan, Korea etc) may contact for information on matters

relating to their participation in the Conference the following Academics:

1.Professor Hideya Yamakawa

Honorary President of the IAGP

Tezukayama 1-24-7

631-0062 Nara City, Japan.

E-mail: yamakawahideya2017@gmail.com

  1. Professor Shigeru Yonezawa

Honorary President of the IAGP

1-8-2-1403 Takezono

Chukuba City

305-0032 Japan


  1. Professor Park, Chong-Hyun

Honorary President of the IAGP

Seocho-Dong, Seocho-Gu

12-303 Woosung Apt

137-773 Seoul


E-mail: chhypark@yahoo.co.kr

  1. Professor Dr. Hong-Bin Lim

Department of Philosophy

Honorary President of the IAGP

Faculty of Liberal Arts

Korea University

Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-gu

Seoul 136-701, Korea

E-mail: limhb@korea.ac.kr

Persons living in South Africa may contact:

Professor Anastasios Ladikos

Ex-President of the South African Society

For Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (SASGPH)


On Behalf of the Organising Committee

Professor Konstantine Boudouris

President of the Organising Committee



140 години съвременно класическо образование у нас




На 7 януари 1879 г., преди 140 години, в София е основана Класическата гимназия, по-късно Първа мъжка гимназия, с което се поставя началото на съвременното класическо образование в България. Това става още преди приемането на Търновската конституция, преди избирането на Александър Батенберг за български княз, преди назначаването на първото българско правителство (всички тези събития стават по-късно през същата 1879 г.). Съпоставени по този начин, фактите сами могат да ни разкрият какво означава и какво е значението на съвременното класическо образование за България, тогава и сега.

Съвременно е, защото още през първата година в Класическата гимназия е въведено изучаването на латински език, който дотогава не е съществувал като предмет в българското училище. Въвеждането му е изключително важно, защото задава универсалния (като поглед и приложение) характер на това образование, който не се ограничава само до местното. Впрочем това беше и един от основните аргументи, с който гръцки учени от много специалности защитиха латинския език като предмет в гръцките училища, когато в началото на тази учебна година неговото ключово място беше поставено под въпрос. Само старогръцкият, казаха те, не е достатъчен. Не е бил достатъчен и през 1879 г., когато новото училище е трябвало да подготви възпитаници, които впоследствие да се отправят за завършване на висшето си образование в най-добрите университети в цяла Европа. А там без латински не може. Впрочем латинският като нов предмет е създал доста трудности и това е отбелязано в доклада относно развитието на гимназията след края на първата учебна година. За щастие обаче старогръцкият език е имал огромна традиция по българските земи поне от хилядолетие насам. Затова някои търсят първите български „класици“ още сред учениците на свв. Кирил и Методий, на първо място св. Климент и св. Наум. На тази здрава традиция на изучаването на старогръцкия стъпва и откритата през 1879 г. Класическа гимназия. А това ни отвежда до втория елемент от понятието.

Класическо е, защото в основата му стоят латинският и старогръцкият (наречени класически езици, понеже написаното на тях е образцово за хората през вековете) като учебни предмети, които неизменно го съпътстват от началото до края. Класическото образование не се свежда до латинския и старогръцкия, но те са основна негова черта, защото са главният инструмент, с който образоващите се си служат. Те са предпоставка за набавянето на инструменти в други области на познанието и в практическия живот. Същевременно те ни позволяват да достигнем без трудност до първоизточниците, които лежат в основите на световното знание. А установяването на първоначалния източник е нещо изключително ценно в днешно време, когато фалшивите новини са съществен проблем в обществото. Затова, ако са усвоени добре, тези езици служат на човека през целия му живот.

Образование е, защото изучаването на латински и старогръцки не е просто обучителен курс, а част от всеобхватното начинание, което цели да даде пълноценен образ на човека, да оформи неговата личност. Затова се изучават родният език и родната литература, съвременни чужди езици, история, география, философия, математика и природни науки, физическа култура. Античните автори не са класици само в едно или друго, а чрез тях можем да научим много относно цялата ни вселена. Тук идва отговорността на учителя да подбира текстовете, които ще изучава заедно с учениците, за да може не само да ги обучава, но и да ги възпитава, тъй като обучение и възпитание са двата основни компонента на всяко образование. Отговорност на учителя е и да свърже прочитаното със съвремието, без да изоставя историческата дълбочина, която съпътства целия процес на общуване между учител и ученик, който стои в основата на образованието. Това позволява и самостоятелното развитие на учениците в тези области като студенти, когато инициативата за това развитие е преди всичко лично тяхна.

И едно важно уточнение – като говорим за съвременното класическо образование в България, трябва да отбележим, че ние, българите, имаме и свой класически език – старобългарския книжовен език, който е пряко свързан със старогръцкия, латинския, но и с прабългарския и германските езици, и е служил за образец на българските книжовници през вековете. Той е неразделна част от класическото образование, но и излиза от неговата рамка: преди 1946 г. се е изучавал от учениците във всички гимназии като част от предмета „български език“.

Споменавайки още една важна година, следва в края на този текст да видим периодизацията на съвременното класическо образование. Най-общо то може да бъде разделено на три периода:

  1. От 7.01.1879 г. до 30.06.1946 г., когато в България са създадени и функционират много класически гимназии, стоящи в основата на средното образование. От октомври 1921 г. в Софийския университет се изучава класическа филология и с това е положено началото и на университетското класическо образование.
  2. От 30.06.1946 г. до 10.10.1977 г. През 1946 г. са премахнати класическите гимназии като образователна институция и класическото образование остава в пълноценния си вид само в университета.
  3. От 10.10.1977 г. до ден днешен. През 1977 г. е открита Националната гимназия за древни езици и култури, която получава за патрон Константин Кирил Философ. С това днес отново имаме както училищно, така и университетско класическо образование.

И така, видяхме, че съвременното класическо образование в България започва още преди окончателното формиране на съвременната българска държавност. Затова и началото и развитието му винаги е свързано не с политици от една или друга партия, а най-вече с „класиците“, хората, които са получили такова образование и смятат за своя задача да го развиват и разпространяват. Да си пожелаем успешно и благополучно развитие през настъпващата година и през идващото след това време.

Димитър Драгнев