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Body and Spirit: the dynamics of an antithesis

Friday 15th November 2013 | Onassis Cultural Center, Athens

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-12:00 1st Session

Ancient Philosophy

10:30-11:00 Stelios Virvidakis
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Methodology, History and History of Science, University of Athens

Relations between body and mind as a philosophical problem

11:00-11:30 Andrei Lebedev
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Crete

The Platonic concept of the soul and its archaic roots

11:30-12:00 Pavlos Kalligas
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens

Body and soul relations in early Neo-Platonism

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break
12:30-14:00 2nd Session

Matter as a way to spirit

12:30-13:00 Andrew Louth
Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, Durham University/Visiting Professor of Eastern Orthodox Theology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

The Theology of the In-between, with reference of matter and spirit

13:00-13:30 Urοs Τ. Todorovic
Department of Modern Greek Studies, Sydney University, Australia; Department of Social Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Transcendental byzantine body

13:30-14:00 George Papageorgiou
Ηonorary Professor of Surgery

Scientia versus sapientia: Wisdom and knowledge in the age of the scientific-technological revolution

14:00-15:30 Lunch
15:30-17:00 3rd Session

The age of reason

15:30-16:00 Algis Mickunas
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Ohio University

The failure of reductionisms

16:00-16:30 Pavlos Kontos
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Patras

Corporeal self: a mind older than ourselves

16:30-17:00 Vasso Kindi
Associate Professor, Department of Methodology, History, and History of Science, University of Athens

Disembodied knowledge

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17:30-19:00 4th Session

Modern times

17:30-18:00 Anastasios Ioannis Metaxas
Emeritus Professor, University of Athens

The rhetoric of the body: A questioning and questioned image

18:00-18:30 Stavroula Tsinorema
Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics, University of Crete

The mind in the body. Reflections from Science and Ethics

18:30-19:00 Lina Nikolakopoulou
Lyric writer

The being of existence