Apeiron Centre

Apeiron Centre Apeiron Centre studies the idea of infintiy in intimate contact with the finite as presented in our universe, society and mind.
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The Center of Infinity or the Infinite Center is the first philosophical organization in the world that studies the idea of infinity in intimate contact with the finite as presented in our physical universe, society, and mind. Far from being an unsolvable absurdity, the principle of infinity, which is the most radical of ideas, can resolve the problems of life and answer the questions of our finite, inadequate world.

Mission: The grand project of the Apeiron Centre is the creation of the School of Kosmos, which is an Apeiron Centre School of Philosophy, that will study the founding principle of our infinite universe and its economic, social, political and cognitive impact on human society. We call Kosmia society, the human society organized according to the founding principle of our infinite universe, which as a whole is permanent and timeless because balanced and just.

The Art of Happiness and Human FlourishingThe 31st International Conference of Philosophy12-15 July, 2019, Vouliagmeni (...
04/07/2019

The Art of Happiness and Human Flourishing
The 31st International Conference of Philosophy

12-15 July, 2019, Vouliagmeni (Athen’s Riviera), Amarilia Hotel, Greece

The Possibility of Eudaimonia (Happiness and Human Flourishing) in the Word Today

We have selected this topic based primarily on two factors:

Greek philosophy from its inception and throughout all phases of its development and transformations had as its guiding light the Socratic question: “How ought one to live one’s life?” (πῶς βιωτέον;). These reflections which occurred under radically different circumstances from the polis to the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman Imperium, Byzantium and beyond, provide a vast reservoir of wisdom for comprehending both the causes of human unhappiness and the possibilities for human flourishing and its attendant pleasures.

The present discussions of happiness, though they preoccupy a central place in the analyses of the human condition in our age of rapid technological advances, globalization, with its promises of material abundance and inexhaustible leisure, have generally reached an impasse. For the most part the popular theories proclaim adaptation to unexamined principles as the key to happiness; others point to neurological findings as a guide for social practices; others declare that practicing dogmas that would make us immune to the hazards of our times is the answer; and of course there are many variations to Huxley’s Brave New World that foresee manufactured happiness in drugs, sex, and living in the now of a crafted forgetfulness; and we cannot ignore the vast data-mining of human attitudes for the purpose of manipulating human actions towards fabricated and ever more transient caricatures of happiness.

We invite thinkers throughout the world to present and share their views and the fruits of their research on the topic of Eudaimonia – the possibilities for happiness, and human flourishing in our times – through the medium of Greek philosophy and its multifaceted heritage.

Organizer: The International Association for Greek Philosophy (IAGP) in cooperation with other academic and cultural organizations

Website: www.iagp.gr e-mail: [email protected] [email protected]

Flourishing

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04/07/2019

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Aristotle’s Influence on Alexander the Great’s Political Thought — Apeiron Centre
03/07/2019
Aristotle’s Influence on Alexander the Great’s Political Thought — Apeiron Centre

Aristotle’s Influence on Alexander the Great’s Political Thought — Apeiron Centre

If Alexander established Hellenism as the first universality in history,1 a universality that continued to be the fashion in the Roman era, preserving the unity between education and sensitivity in a universally accepted tendency, should we see behind it a political education that the Greek world kn

Apeiron Centre's cover photo
03/07/2019

Apeiron Centre's cover photo

Aristotle on Scholê and Nous as a Way of Life — Apeiron Centre
03/07/2019
Aristotle on Scholê and Nous as a Way of Life — Apeiron Centre

Aristotle on Scholê and Nous as a Way of Life — Apeiron Centre

My article is an inquiry into the political significance of Aristotle’s concept of scholê, a word usually translated as leisure. The words school andscholar are derived from scholê, which indicates a richness of meanings that cannot be captured by the word leisure.1 Perhaps taking up the subject...

Finite Infinity — Apeiron Centre
12/05/2019
Finite Infinity — Apeiron Centre

Finite Infinity — Apeiron Centre

The finite and the infinite are a single unity. Hegel, Science of Logic How to begin discussing such a concept as the infinite from a philosophical viewpoint? The not-so-obvious answer is from the middle; that is, from a point where all points converge—the philosophical, historical, and cultural

From Extremophiles in the Solar System to Extraterrestial Civilizations — Apeiron Centre
12/05/2019
From Extremophiles in the Solar System to Extraterrestial Civilizations — Apeiron Centre

From Extremophiles in the Solar System to Extraterrestial Civilizations — Apeiron Centre

Life on Earth is ubiquitous. Most of the organisms that we know thrive in normal environments that we consider to be ambient habitats. Extremophiles are among the microorganisms living on the edge of life under severe conditions. In recent years microorganisms have been discovered living in extreme

Logical Positivism, Scientism and the Humanities in Engineering Education — Apeiron Centre
02/05/2019
Logical Positivism, Scientism and the Humanities in Engineering Education — Apeiron Centre

Logical Positivism, Scientism and the Humanities in Engineering Education — Apeiron Centre

The aim of this brief article is to show that contemporary scientism – which is closely related to the movement of logical positivism and the rapid and uncontrolled development of techno-science during the 20th century – is mainly responsible for a technocratic, market oriented education, and fo...

25/04/2019
Terraforming Mars (CGI from NatGeo 2009 docu)

Terraforming Mars (CGI from NatGeo 2009 docu)

- music from "The Island" (Steve Jablonsky) - video from "Mars: Making the New Earth" aka. "Living on Mars" (National Geographic)

Machines and Consciousness — Apeiron Centre
23/04/2019
Machines and Consciousness — Apeiron Centre

Machines and Consciousness — Apeiron Centre

The mainstream view of science is based on the paradigm of the machine, in which the larger mechanism is built out of smaller subsystems. According to this paradigm, systems can be separated and any process is reducible to a collection of more fundamental sub-processes and, in principle, the machine

The Unity of Opposites in Heraclitean Thought and Modern Physics — Apeiron Centre
04/04/2019
The Unity of Opposites in Heraclitean Thought and Modern Physics — Apeiron Centre

The Unity of Opposites in Heraclitean Thought and Modern Physics — Apeiron Centre

Through an essentially anti-Heraclitean approach, our attention will be focused on the physical and often substantially cosmological side of Heraclitean thought, which we will try to correlate with modern Physics and its problematic issues. Issues such as particle-wave dualism, symmetries, broken s

The Pythagorean Community: Creation, Development and Downfall — Apeiron Centre
14/03/2019
The Pythagorean Community: Creation, Development and Downfall — Apeiron Centre

The Pythagorean Community: Creation, Development and Downfall — Apeiron Centre

I. The examination of the problem concerning the creation, development, nature and downfall of the Pythagorean Community is not a matter that concerns only the philologist, the historian, the political scientist and the sociologist, but it is without doubt connected with the philosophical examinatio

God and the Mathematics of Infinity — Apeiron Centre
05/03/2019
God and the Mathematics of Infinity — Apeiron Centre

God and the Mathematics of Infinity — Apeiron Centre

I have just finished reading Chris Ransford’s well-thought and well-written book God and the Mathematics of Infinity, a research concerning the most passionate and radical subject of our intellect, which is the mathematics of the Divine Infinite Being. The reading took place during my one-week hol...

The Future of Education and Science — Apeiron Centre
12/02/2019
The Future of Education and Science — Apeiron Centre

The Future of Education and Science — Apeiron Centre

Content 1. The nature of synthetic intelligence 2. Synthetic intelligence not manifest in our observable world 3. The decoherent functioning of the individual neuron at rest 4. The question of the realizationof a global society 5. The new frontier of education and science

Physis, Polis, kai Paideia in the Era of Globalization — Apeiron Centre
29/01/2019
Physis, Polis, kai Paideia in the Era of Globalization — Apeiron Centre

Physis, Polis, kai Paideia in the Era of Globalization — Apeiron Centre

People try to explain and understand physis and lay down its founding principles in order to form the polis. Both tasks could be carried out only by free human beings, and this freedom is possible only with an education based on paideia principles. This is an integral education, one that allows for

Scenarios for the Nature of Reality — Apeiron Centre
06/01/2019
Scenarios for the Nature of Reality — Apeiron Centre

Scenarios for the Nature of Reality — Apeiron Centre

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr once released 'I'll Still Love You', a wonderful ballad penned by his former bandmate George Harrison, whose lyrics went: When every song is sung When every bell's been rung When every picture's hung up I'll still love you When every wind has blown When every

Towards a Cultivating Turn — Apeiron Centre
23/12/2018
Towards a Cultivating Turn — Apeiron Centre

Towards a Cultivating Turn — Apeiron Centre

1. Meanings of “cultivate”: etymology and sense In English language the verb “to cultivate” derives, as we know, from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus, which refers to Classical Latin cultus. The word cultus has a surprising range of meanings,...

Apeiron Centre
15/12/2018

Apeiron Centre

I wish to bring to your attention what is one of the most important philosophical publications in recent years. An Inqui...
06/12/2018
An Inquiry into the Philosophical Concept of Scholê: Leisure as a Political End — Apeiron Centre

I wish to bring to your attention what is one of the most important philosophical publications in recent years. An Inquiry into the Philosophical Concept of Scholê: Leisure as a Political End is a significant book since it launches a deep inquiry into the philosophical concept of scholê, which is a central concept in ancient Greek philosophy of the classical period (5-4th century BCE), and which it will soon become, as a consequence of the massive absorption of human work by automated machines (robots), the hottest issue facing humankind.

If Eudaimonia is activity with excellence, then it is reasonable that Eudaimonia will exist according to the highest activity (the nous or mind). This activity will be the best that exists within us, whether this activity is nous or something else, which is considered to rule over us by nature and w

09/10/2018
In Saturn's Rings 8K (Narrated by LeVar Burton) 2018 Trailer

After 12 years of incredible work, tenacity and patience Stephen Vun Vuuren released his film “In Saturn’s Rings” in different cities of USA. It took 7.5 million real photos from Cassini, Hubble, and SPSS, the unlimited enthusiasm of 100 volunteers and 1500 donors to make this unique film that captures the awe-inspiring majesty of Saturn with musical background Barber’s masterpiece “Adagio for Strings”.

In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking giant-screen movie adventure that takes audiences on a space exploration journey of the mind, heart, and spirit, from t...

02/10/2018
Scavenger

Scavenger

In 1977 NASA launched two golden records into deep space on the Voyager I & II probes. Having left our solar system, they are the most distant man-made objects.…

Konstantinos Boudouris, President of the International Association of Greek Philosophy opening the 30th International Co...
29/07/2018

Konstantinos Boudouris, President of the International Association of Greek Philosophy opening the 30th International Conference of Philosophy at the Pythagorion of Samos, 20-26 July 2018.

Samos as a natural beauty.
29/07/2018

Samos as a natural beauty.

The beautiful site of the  Heraion Temple.
29/07/2018

The beautiful site of the Heraion Temple.

The comedy Mysistrata written by John Poulakos and played at the end of the 30th International Conference of Philosophy.
29/07/2018

The comedy Mysistrata written by John Poulakos and played at the end of the 30th International Conference of Philosophy.

Untitled Album
29/07/2018

Untitled Album

Samos---the island of legend Now and Then---hosted at the Pythagorion on July 20-26, 2018,  the 30th International Confe...
29/07/2018
Αρχική - Διεθνής Eταιρεία Eλληνικής Φιλοσοφίας

Samos---the island of legend Now and Then---hosted at the Pythagorion on July 20-26, 2018, the 30th International Conference of Philosophy organized by Kostantinos Boudouris, president of the International Association of Greek Philosophy www.iagp.gr. The topic of the conference was:

Polis, Cosmopolis, and Globalization

From all over the world philosophers, scientists, artists debated on the meaning of globalization and its relation to the stoic idea of cosmopolis, that is, the polis which is maximally extended to include all human beings regardless of their particularities.

The dark side of globalization deviating from the stoic idea of cosmopolitan or global society ensuring eternal unity, peace and justice was also examined by posing the question why is it difficult to unite and integrate and how to resolve the difficulty.
In this link you will find the program https://www.iagp.gr/docs/30th/programme.pdf.

We also publish some photos of the attendees in a moment of leisure in front of the Heraion temple as well as of Samos regarded as an archeological site and as a natural beauty.

We have deep gratitude to Kostas Boudouris and his core team (Dina Bardaka, Ioannis Voudouris, Manolis Perakis, Maria Veneti, Amalia Tripabouki), who made possible such a memorable event.

The series of international conferences of Greek philosophy initiated by Kostantinos Boudouris since 30 years ago constitute a vital breath and an island of hope in the artificial world of technological fundamentalism that teaches us not to be human.

Διεθνής Eταιρεία Eλληνικής Φιλοσοφίας - International Association for Greek Philosophy

26/05/2018

The Essence of education and the Pythagorian line of the Apeiron Centre

Aristotle and Plato and most philosophers had rather a naïve conception of education as means to solve human problems such as inequality, injustice, and violence. Human history has shown since 5000 years that this is not the case. Though education is necessary for civilizing humans, it is not sufficient. In threshold periods of instability and intense crisis, education breaks down and the bestial and mortal nature of the human being ruled by the 2nd law of thermodynamics reappears far more strongly and clearly.

In fact, what this thanatocratic law declares is that energy and life within human society and the physical world cannot but maximally decrease bringing about the state of total exhaustion of energy and life, which defines the state of maximum disorder called death. It follows that insofar humans are mortal beings, that is beings ruled by the 2nd law of thermodynamics, they must necessarily increase their thermodynamic, social, economic, and political disorder up to their total collapse.

No education can save the humans from this inexorable tragedy unless the essence of education is to show that the 2nd law of thermodynamics is not the real and true law of the physical world and that as an artificial and accidental law, it is refutable by the spiritual development of humanity. At this point education as spiritual development through science can help us to emancipate humanity from mortality and therefore from the 2nd law of thermodynamics and its ultimate objective of maximum disorder. This gnostic conclusion has its origin in the spiritual traditions of the Great Orient, of India and Persia, as well as in Greek Ionian philosophy, for example Pythagorian Philosophy. And this is also the spiritual line of the Apeiron Centre.
Ion Soteropoulos

24/04/2018
In Saturn's Rings 8K (Narrated by LeVar Burton) 2018 Trailer

https://youtu.be/dp_2n_iZ48k

The members of the Apeiron Centre are among the first to vision this trailer.
A team of devoted volunteers are working for years to produce the film "In the Saturns Rings"
with very little means, but with an immense enthusiasm. We are impatiently waiting their
monumental work on the screens.

In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking giant-screen movie adventure that takes audiences on a space exploration journey of the mind, heart, and spirit, from t...

06/03/2018
Hashem Al-Ghaili

Hashem Al-Ghaili

The Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date

26/01/2018
A Basic Income for All: Dream or Delusion?

A Basic Income for All: Dream or Delusion?

Fundamental shifts in the world of work are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income be the solution? - Amitabh Kant, Chief Exe...

17/10/2017
Top Ten Facts about the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope glimpsing the early universe?

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), this technological miracle of humankind, will be launched on October 2018. Its strategic aim : To observe through infrared light the first galaxies and eventually the first stars born just 200 million years after the big bang!
But what if JWST sees in the place of first stars, old massive galaxies similar to our milky-way galaxy. Does this mean that there is no big bang at this farthest distance away? Not necessarily; but what is certain is that a radical reformulation of the chronological meaning of the big bang and its correlative evolutionary model of the cosmos would be required.
My transcendental intuition tells me that we are at the dawn of a revolutionary overthrow of all our familiar theories of the Cosmos presupposing the physical reality of linear time. I feel that JWST will soon discover at the edge of the observable universe living massive galaxies having life signatures when there should be none according to the evolutionary theory of life.
Ion Soteropoulos

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest telescope ever sent into space. It is the result of efforts from NASA, the European Space Agency and the C...

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17/09/2017

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