Cafe-philo: Friedrich Nietzsche and 'The Birth of Tragedy' (3)

Next meeting:

Friday, January 20, 2017, at 7 p.m.

At the coming meeting, we will continue the discussion on Nietzsche's "The Birth of Tragedy". This time we will concentrate on the second part of the book, the "socratism" and the "fall" of tragedy and the tragic culture of the Greeks.

We are looking forward to seeing you again!


I can't attend the whole Nietzsche seminar. Can I just attend one or two meetings?

- Yes, of course. You're always welcome.

How much does it cost?

- Admission free! Consider, though, that the Theatre Dionysos et Apollon is run by an association of artists living in Athens. You're welcome to make a small donation.

Is the cafe-philo only for philosophers?

- Not at all! It's open to everyone interested in philosophy.

My English is not that good... is it a problem?

- Relax! If you can understand and speak English, no matter how slowly, then you can attend the meetings!

If you want to read "The Birth of Tragedy" in English, then follow this link.

Where are the meetings?

At Theatre Dionysus and Apollo. Just visit the website:

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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 – Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

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.