From Tragedy to Zarathustrian Laughter: Nietzsche on Art

With John Bicknell's exhibition as a backdrop, Athens-based philosopher Marcos Breuer invites you to discover key philosophical dimensions underlying the work of art.

In his first book, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche advocates the return to a “tragic culture”, following his reflections on the ancient cult of Dionysos, the origin of Greek tragedy, and the later evolution of Western societies up to the 19th century. Some years later, however, Nietzsche starts developing a new point of view: the revitalization of Western culture can only take place through the emergence of a new kind of human being, able to playfully and freely create the goals and values that will govern his or her existence. Thus, from a pessimistic world view Nietzsche ends up adopting an affirmative philosophy. As a consequence, the boundaries between artistic creation and authentic living tend to blur.

At our coming meeting at FoKiaNou 24/7, the philosopher Marcos Breuer will present Nietzsche's aesthetics and discuss its relevance to the contemporary artistic field.


Borges and Greek Philosophy

This is the poster of the coming conference "Latin American Approaches to Hellenism."

My talk on Borges and Greek philosophy will be on Friday, May 19.

Here you can find the PROGRAM

Paseo y charla: la mujer en la Antigüedad griega

Bajo el título de "La mujer en la Antigüedad Griega" Manuel y Marcos nos invitan a un nuevo paseo filosófico, esta vez por Anafiótica, barrio situado a los pies de la Acrópolis.
   Manuel nos hablará de las actividades de las mujeres tanto en la vida privada como de su participación en los actos públicos.
   Después, Marcos nos hablará de la mujer en el pensamiento griego ¿hubo mujeres que se destacaron en la filosofía y la ciencia? ¿Cuál era la visión de lo femenino en la visión del mundo de los griegos?