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Program Released for the 2012 Panhellenic Symposium on Epicurean Philosophy – Athens, Greece

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PRESS RELEASE

The Friends of the Epicurean Philosophy “Garden of Athens” and “Garden of Salonica” are organizing
the 2nd Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy under the auspices of the Municipality of Pallini
in Athens, Greece.
This philosophic symposium has two goals:
a) to honor the great humanist and enlightening philosopher Epicurus at the place of his origin and
b) to publicize an eternal way of mental armoring against psychopathology.
Epicurus had ingeniously understood the nature of universe and humans, since modern science findings fully sustain the validity of the basic points of his Physics and Ethics teachings.
Epicurus’ eternal humanistic message expresses in the simplest and truly holistic way the meaning of happy life, which may be achieved by anyone even in difficult times, if someone combines the personal virtue of prudence to handle objective knowledge, as well as the sharing good of friendship.


Second Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy
Cultural Center of Pallini, Athens
February 11-12, 2012
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Cultural Center of Pallini, Athens.
KLEITARHOY & ARISTEIDOY STR. GERAKAS
Free entrance
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SECOND PANHELLENIC SYMPOSIUM OF EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHY

Program

February 11, 2012

THE PHILOSOPHY OF EPICURUS

  1. THE QUEST FOR TRUTH

Life of Epicurus

Encomium to Epicurus (Recitation of verses from Lucretius’ poem “De rerum natura”)

Canon: The basis of scientific method

Physics: Atoms and Void

Thoughts on the epicurean stance of living

Interval

  1. THE QUEST FOR SOURCES

The Epicurean philosophy in Erculaneum

Scenes from the epicurean movie “Black sheep” (director T. Marangos, filmed in Italy)

Interval

  1. THE ART OF HAPPY LIVING

Facing death with Epicurean philosophy

Desires and politics

Friendship as a major good

Discussion

Actual symposium (dining and drinking) in a local tavern with music

February 12, 2012

EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHY FROM ANTIQUITY TO OUR TIMES

  1. EPICUREANS IN ANTIQUITY

Epicurean critique on idealistic philosophies

Asclepiades of Bithynia, the epicurean physician

The sculpted words of Diogenes of Oenoanda

Lucretius, the epicurean poet

Interval

Lucretius’ “Hymn to Aphrodite/Venus” (song and music performed by an ancient greek ensemble)

  1. THE ETERNAL VALUE OF THE EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHY

The epicurean poet Kavafis

Thomas Jefferson, the epicurean leader

Denis Diderot, the epicurean publisher of encyclopedia

Epicurean views on art

The epicurean view on human soul

Epicurean views on economy

Discussion