Athens Philosophy Café in English
Our Philosophy Café is a monthly meeting to discuss some of the most challenging questions of philosophy at Lexi-Logos, a charming Language & Culture Center in Plaka, downtown Athens.
According to Aristotle, a 'good life' is, at the same time, a happy and an ethical life. Happiness and ethics can, thus, be seen as complementary aspects. But what is 'happiness' according to Aristotle? How can we become happy? And finally, what does it mean to lead an ethical and virtuous life? In our November meeting we will discuss these questions guided by Aristotle's famous treatise Nicomachean Ethics.
Marcos Breuer is a Doctor of Philosophy. He studied Philosophy at the University of Cordoba, Argentina, and obtained his master's degree with a work on Norbert Elias’ philosophy of culture. After that, he did his PhD at the University of Dusseldorf, Germany; in his dissertation he discussed the sociological assumptions underlying the current debate between utilitarianism and contractualism. After a three-year stay in Italy, he moved to Athens in 2009 where he works in the fields of research and writing, teaching, and event management. He has published two books and many articles in different languages on ethics, sociological theory, and moral psychology. He is currently working on a book about the bioethical debate on euthanasia.