23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens 2013. Invited Session: "Aristotle and Contemporary Science"
23rd World Congress of Philosophy
«Aristotle and Contemporary Science»
In the framework of the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, that will be held from August 4th through August 10th, in Athens, the “Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies”, A.U.Th., organizes an Invited Session on “Aristotle and Contemporary Science”.
This Session is organized by the President of the “Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies” and former President of the Greek Philosophical Society (2006-2008), Professor Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou. During her presidency the Greek Philosophical Society was elected unanimously by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) to organize the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Athens in the year 2013.
It is worth mentioning that this is the first time, in a period of more than a century, that this honorary distinction has been bestowed upon Greece, the country which gave birth to Philosophy. Since 1900 the World Congress of Philosophy has been hosted by all the big cities of the world: Paris (1900, 1937), Boston (1926), Geneva (1940, Heidelberg (1906), Bologna (1911), (1924), Naples Oxford (1930), Prague (1934), Amsterdam (1948), Brussels (1953), Venice (1958), Mexico (1963), Vienna (1968), Varna (1973), Düsseldorf (1978), Montreal (1983), Brighton (1988), Moscow (1993), Istanbul (2003) and Seoul (2008).
The organization of the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Greece is an exceptional event, as it offers to the international philosophical community the unique opportunity to meet in the city of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, highlighting a cultural heritage shared with all the world.
The programme of the session "Aristotle and Contemporary Science" is as follows:
Tuesday, August 6
Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Evangelos Moutsopoulos, Academy of Athens, Greece
Enrico Berti, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Lambros Couloubaritsis, Université libre de Bruxelles Belgium
Richard McKirahan, Pomona College, USA
Theodore Scaltsas, University of Edinburgh, UK
23rd World Congress of Philosophy: http://www.wcp2013.gr
Programme of the 23rd WCP: http://www.wcp2013.gr/files/items/6/644/programme_july20.pdf