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Politics, Morality and the law

Cycle B | Polis and the city | Greek society in reflection

March 17, 2011
19:00 - 21:00
5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
Re-examining basic concepts

Free entrance

Greece is currently in the throes of its most serious crisis since the reinstitution of democracy in 1974, which creates a pressing need to examine how Greek society ended up in crisis. We also need to ponder on the causes and nature of a crisis which manifested itself in a cultural and ethical crisis before undermining the economy, and to consider where we can go from here: which of the emergent opportunities are worth following up?

Politics, Morality and the law: Re-examining basic concepts
Plato tells us that Socrates preferred to obey the law and comply even with a morally bankrupt sentence that would deprive him of his life. Today, there are many who prefer to engage in morally dubious behaviours themselves if they believe they are acting within the law, however marginally, or in the hope of putting themselves beyond its reach.

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Speakers 
Avishai Margalit: George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Filimon Peonidis: Associate Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 
Thomas Scanlon: Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity at Harvard University
Stavros Tsakyrakis: Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Athens

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

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