The Influence of Hellenic Philosophy on the Contemporary World
This book consists of 21 papers on the influence of Ancient Greek philosophy on the contemporary world. It covers such areas as history, economy, art and architecture, mythology and the Riddle of Tartessus, along with an introductory essay by Professor P. Pavlopoulos, the Preside... read full description below.
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This book consists of 21 papers on the influence of Ancient Greek philosophy on the contemporary world. It covers such areas as history, economy, art and architecture, mythology and the Riddle of Tartessus, along with an introductory essay by Professor P. Pavlopoulos, the President of the Hellenic Republic. The volume discusses a great variety of topics, including the contribution of the ancient Greek spirit to the development of contemporary western civilization, a conflict between Newton and Democritus, the side effects of natural disasters from classical Antiquity until the present day, and the contribution of ancient Greece to neuroscience. Contributions also explore the genetic origin of the Greeks, the influence of Ancient Greek architecture on neoclassical facades, the myth of Theseus, Hephaestus, and the Smith God of the Two Lame Legs. This book will be an essential resource for philosophers, philologists, educators, archaeologists, historians, and the lay reader with an interest in Ancient Greece.
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John G. Dellis is Emeritus Professor and former Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Patras, Greece. His publications include 'Skepticism' and the 'New Science' in J. Glanvill's Philosophy, c. 1636-1680 (1998); Philosophical Counseling (2005); Philosophy of Education: A Historical and Systematic Approach (2006); and Lectures on Moral Philosophy (2012). He has also published numerous articles on ancient philosophy, ancient skepticism and pre-Socratic philosophy in various academic journals, conference proceedings and edited volumes.Stephanos A. Paipetis is Emeritus Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras, Greece, as well as the founder and former Director of the Institute of Applied Mechanics in the same Department. His research focused on advanced composite materials, and he served as the national representative of Greece at several international agencies. His publications include Science and Technology in Homeric Epics (2008); The Unknown Technology in Homer (2010); The Genius of Archimedes: 23 Centuries of Influence on Mathematics, Science and Engineering (2010); and Ancient Greece and the Contemporary World (2017).