An issue that preoccupied me in the face of this debate, is whether one can think or talk about the Mission Box without discussing Alexandrou and possibly the opposite as well. Is the Mission Box a political allegory or is it more than that? I propose to view the Box as an existential drama.
The disapproval of violence contained in its very concept (as a force directed against something or conflicting with something) hides a regulatory dimension which is manufactured and not self-evident. What I am trying to explain in this article is the logical error that lies behind acts of violence and not its moral assessment.
Philosophy for beginners books are a good reason to entry in a different world. A world of ideas and values that you cannot perceive in everyday life. We can imagine these books as a key, not as enlightenment, but rather as a chance to unlock the reality and find out what is behind the door. In this article I am presenting eight popular books, published in Greek between 2010 and 2012.
As with any other art form, it is dangerous -if not foolish- to evaluate literature in ethical terms, even when it comes to extreme erotica or even pornography. However, the work itself can in some cases highlight , insinuate or straightforwardly pose ethical questions, upon which the reader can either stumble or casually walk by.
Justine is written just before the French Revolution. The novel reveals the author's contiguity with Thomas Hobbes, portraying the inherent evil nature of mankind. Contrary to his contemporary philosopher Jean - Jacques Rousseau, who considered that the nature of mankind is noble, de Sade defends hedonism as the “summum bonum” of a selfish and beyond morality human being.
This is a advertising article about a poetry event, organized at Dasein in 2011. At this event, titled: Prostibulo Poetico, participated poets and philosophers from Greece, Spain and US. Original publication bookpress.gr
The Cartesian meditations, platonic ideas, body-mind problem, philosophical theories of time, Escher's design paradoxes, and some ethical problems, compose the canvas of Christopher Nolan's new film titled: Inception.
In recent years the philosophy for beginners books, are becoming popular and best sellers. In this article, I am presenting and evaluating some of these publications. Keywords: Philosophy for beginners Gounaris, Α. ((2010). Philosophy for the Μasses.
Unlike Epicurus, who he is attempting to ease the fear and pain of death, Heidegger makes death a fundamental element of the Being. Dasein, as Being-Towards-Death faces the certainty of death and escapes from the evreyday routine to make life meaningful.
This is an attempt to classified the classic arguments for the proof of existence or inexistence of God. Firstly are listed analytically, the cosmological and ontological arguments and their rebuttals, and then the arguments of Kant and Sartre. Finally, are presented the pragmatic arguments (Pascal - William James) and noted the analytic philosophers objections (such as Ayer) according which any answer to the question "Does God Exist?" is meaningless.
Τhis paper summarizes the main points of Heideggerian ontology which is associated with human beings, nature, technology and the relationship between them, as well as their ethical implications.
This paper describes the problem of considering the Heideggerian theory of Dasein and Being-in-the-world as a framework of modern environmental ideologies and movements.
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Terrorism and Armed Violence: Conceptual Differences, Ethical Valuation and Observation of the phenomenon in Democracy, focusing on the Greek experience
This essay examines the problem of terrorism, particularly the phenomenon of terrorism in Western democracies. The objectives of this paper is to approach: (a) the concept of terrorism and the moral dimension of the problem, (b) the difference in the nature of armed violence in totalitarian and democratic regimes, (c) the moral impact of these operations, especially within the Greek experience.
Continuing the attempt to define the concept of absolute value in the Lecture on Ethics, this article explores the possibly influence of - the art and literature theorist - Paul Ernst, the writings of whom Wittgenstein was reading at the time.