Taller de literatura latinoamericana

Sociedad e historia de América Latina

a través de su literatura

Este curso se propone ofrecer a los participantes una introducción original a la literatura latinoamericana, a través del relato breve. A lo largo de 12 encuentros recorreremos países, tradiciones y problemáticas sociales e históricas, guiados por algunos de los principales autores de nuestra lengua.


Taller de filosofía griega

La filosofía griega: pensadores, problemas, teorías

Un recorrido histórico desde sus orígenes con Tales de Mileto hasta Plotino

El objetivo de este curso es ofrecer a los participantes la posibilidad de descubrir el vasto y fascinante mundo de la filosofía griega, acercándose a sus pensadores, a los problemas que los inquietaban y a las respuestas que elaboraron.

Borges and ancient Greek philosophy

A passion for philosophical puzzles:

Jorge Luis Borges and ancient Greek philosophy

By Marcos G. Breuer, PhD


Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 19.30

BETON7, 7 Pidnas, Votanikos-Athens 11855 (Subway Station Kerameikos), tel.: + 30 210 7512625

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Beton7, Center for the Arts and The Argentine Embassy in Greece have the pleasure to invite you to the talk of the philosopher and author Marcos G. Breuer about Jorge Luis Borges  and ancient Greek Philosophy on Tuesday, June 28 at 19.30 at Beton7.

This year we commemorate the 30th death anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), an occasion to revisit and to reflect on some of the key aspects of his work. As it is known, Borges had a passion for philosophy and, in particular, for ancient Greek philosophy. Thus, the notion of the infinite and the ontological riddles of the Ionian Presocratics, the paradoxes of Zeno of Elea, the skepticism of the Sophists, and the mystical theology of the Platonists (just to cite a few examples) became Borges’ philosophical stuff; with that stuff he created some of his most marvelous poems and short stories. At our meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Beton7 (by the way, a the very “Borgesian” cultural center), we will analyze different passages of Borges’ work to show the way he read, used and recreated ancient Greek philosophy for his literary purposes. The talk intends to be a tribute both to the great Argentine writer and to the inexhaustible Greek philosophical tradition.

Philosophy Café in Athens in July


by Marcos G. Breuer, PhD

 Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 7.30 p.m.

"The unexamined life is not worth living."

– Socrates (in Plato’s Apology)

In ancient philosophy, the issue of good life (ευ ζην) was central to ethics and, in general, to practical reflection. But can we nowadays develop a modern theory of the good life? And is it possible to reintroduce in that context the notion of a good death (ευ θάνατος)? If that is the case, which are the constitutive dimensions of living and dying well?  Last but not least: what kind of relationship is there between the “art of living/dying well” and the “meaning of life/death”?

At our next meeting we will analyze these questions. As a starting point, I will put forward some ideas taken from my forthcoming book, Autonomy and Euthanasia. I really look forward to seeing you again!

Theatre Dionysos & Apollon

3 Markou Mousourou St

11636, Mets, Athens

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- Free entrance -