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The Sixth Annual Panhellenic Symposium On Epicurean Philosophy Is This Weekend (Feb. 6) In Athens!

Here is a link to the main page for the Symposium, with part of their agenda below:

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6th Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy

February 6-7, 2016, Cultural Center of Pallini, Athens

Free entrance

Program

February 6, 2015

THE PHILOSOPHY OF EPICURUS

  • Opening from the Mayor of Pallini Athanassios Zoutsos
  • Greetings from the Gardens of Athens, Thessaloniki (Greece), International Friends of Epicurus

1.PRINCIPLES OF EPICURUS’ PHILOSOPHY

  • Life of EpicurusEpicurean Principal Doctrines
  • The philosophy of Epicurus
  • The meaning of freedom in Epicurean philosophy
  • Knowledge versus opinion: the difference between Epicureans and others

2. EPICUREAN POSITIONS ABOUT GOD

  • The scandalous reception of Epicurus’ theology
  • The problem of the origin of evil

Interval: Viewing of Posters

Poetry meets Music: Epicurean poet C.P. Cavafy & Composer A. Simoglou (‘Ithaca’, ‘To Call Up the Shades’, ‘Growing in Spirit’

3. EPICUREAN INFLUENCES IN UTILITARIANISM

  • Utilitarianism in antiquity and in modern times
  • Similarities and differences between Epicurean philosophy and Utilitarianism
  • The limits of friendship in Epicurean and Utilitarian thinking
  • Modern humans and happiness in a community

3. EPICUREAN POSITIONS ABOUT JUSTICE

  • Social contract
  • The right of pursuit of happiness and the Law

Discussion: “The necessity for justice today”

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

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