George Kontogeorgis - Aristotle, Democracy and the Meta-Interpretations of Modernity


First Series of Lectures on the Macedonian Philosopher

Aristotle the Macedonian philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great, who was born in Stageira of Chalkidiki in 384 BC., has exercised a continuous influence on human thought fora period of 2.400 years. His work he has left indelible marks on the Hellenistic world, Byzantium, Arabic Philosophy, Medieval thought of Europe, Modern Western world, and his influence on the intellectual life of contemporary Western civilization continues to be present. 

His treatises cover an amazing range of topics, spreading over all major branches of philosophy and extending in an impressive way into the basic areas of scientific disciplines.

We believe that this work deserves to be studied not only for its long-standing influence, but also for its relevance for the 21stcentury and for its potential to lead us to a deeper understanding of concepts, ideas and problems of our own era on a global scale.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies(DI.K.A.M.) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, wishing to make Aristotle’s work known to the public, organized a series of lectures by renowned Aristotle scholars from Greece and abroad. This event is organized in the context of the Agreement of Collaboration signed by the Aristotle University and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. Its aim is to promote activities of cultural and educational and scientific character for the benefit not only of the Academic community but also of our society in general.

Find out more about the lecture, here.