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The Conference is held under the auspices of the Ministries of Culture and Education and is directed by an International Academic Committee.
The Conference will take place in the inland of Samos (Pythagorion) in Greece from 15th -21st of July 2007

The Conference aims to provide a philosophical forum for exploring the principles, values, purposes, aims and the means of paideia, and more broadly of education, nurturing, and upbringing, within the framework of the common issues and problems that all corners of the world face in the present era of globalization. So the main questions to be discussed and investigated are whether and what conceptual changes should be concerning the content and the procedure of education and whether education understood as paideia should be considered of value in our technological global era. Seeing things from this point of view, nations and states have to consider the question whether and to what extend they have to make changes and to restructure their education system. Understandably, the problem of education (which is closely related to the problem of values) poses itself today anew within the global framework of the present century.

Particular aspects of research and discussion of the this philosophy conference main topic may be the following:

1.Classical theories of education and their contemporary relevance ( Plato, the Sophists, Isocrates, Aristotle, Stoicism, Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Piaget and beyond ).

2.Leading contemporary philosophies of education in relation to the problem raised by the present conference.

3. the concept and content of Greek paideia as education in Antiquity, Renaissance and the Modern world and its relevance today. Hellenic Paideia and Christian education.

4. The classical conception of education and its rejection by the progressive educators.

5.Conceptions of human nature and their influence on education.

6. The concept, content and practice of education and its relation in a culture or society to that culture's or society's ideals.

7. the relative place of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in post-secondary education.

8. Education as paideia and education as training for a specific occupation (the relative place of education with immediate application in a specific occupation and of education without such an immediate application of post-secondary education in the humanities and sciences). Education in technical skills, critical thinking and paideia.

9. The humanities, the sciences, and the concept of a balanced education ( the place of paideia in the context of our scientific curricula).

10. Public and private education in a free and open society.

11.Paideia and the multiple cultural traditions. The challenge of multiculturalism in the global era and educational values.

12. Moral and religious education in the global era. Paideia and ethical relativism.The universal goals of paideia and the diversity of religious practices.

13. The philosophy and the politics of educational reforms. The theoretical grounds of educational procedures in various states and nations, and what we can learn from them. Asian models of education and culture. What can western nations learn from educational practices, for example, in Japan, China and Korea ( or vice -versa)?

14. The concern for a global education. The aims of early education and the global society ( Should a society educate its young with only its ideals as goals or educate them to all the known ideals in the world? ).

15. the problems of a universal paideia in the age of cultural and political conflicts. The principles and the aims of a global education and the role of paideia. Educating the citizens of the global era.

The conference is open to all philosophers, including specialists in Greek philosophy and culture, and all researchers of contemporary philosophical thought (ethics, political philosophy, theory and philosophy of education, etc) to theoreticians of economy, values and communication, and to those who are experts concerning the globalisation process, and ecological culture and ecological philosophy. It is also open to creative persons in all the arts and sciences who, taking into consideration contemporary discussions of the problems raised by our age, are able to articulate consistent discourse concerning the problems of education and particularly the place of it in our global era.

There are the following categories of presentation:
Category a: The presentation of original academic Papers by Invited Speakers of 30 mins. Duration.
Category b: The presentation of original academic Papers of 20 mins duration.
Category c: Short presentation of papers on a Conference topic of 15 mins. duration.
Category d: The presentation of Post-Graduate Students Papers (Students' Sessions).
Category e: Participation by Posters (Poster Sessions).

The Papers in Category a will address particular issues, evaluate research undertaken in connection with the subject of the conference in the last decade, and provide an overview and synthesis of various philosophical approaches to the topic of the Conference. The Invited papers should graple, apart from other things, with the main questions raised by the conference.

Participants who wish to be considered for Category ( a ) should express their interest promptly and state their preferences concerning the topic they wish to deal with, and send all the necessary information (a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a substantive Abstract of their paper) to the Organising Committee by 30th January 2007. Persons interested in being considered for designation as Invited Speakers should fill out and send in Form no. 1A to the Organising Committee. The Organising Committee will cover the cost of board and accommodation for Invited Speakers during the days of the Conference. The papers to be presented by Invited Speakers should be sent to the Secretariat of the Conference by 30th May 2007.

However, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to provide up to 30 minutes of speaking time to members of the Conference whose expenses will not be covered as Invited Speakers.

Category d: In the framework of the Conference there will be special Sessions for Students and Post-graduate Student of Philosophy (and of other disciplines too, provided that they have philosophical interests) where they will present their papers.

The papers should be submitted in one of the following languages: Greek, English, French and German. Papers written in Greek should be accompanied by proper translation into another language, preferably English.

The texts to be read at the Conference in their final form should be saved on 3.5 diskette and on an Apple computer (Software MS Word 2000 and upward and in Times New Roman font or equivalent) or in WordXP for Windows (saved as preferably as Word in RTF format) using Times New Roman fonts or Graeca fonts for polytonic Greek texts .

Fuller texts of Papers (15-20 pages) from all categories (a, b, c and d) will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Texts in their final form for publication must be on diskette in accordance with the specifications above [see also FORM No. 5]. The diskette (3.5) should be sent, together with two printed hard copies of the Paper, to the Secretariat of IAGP.

Abstracts and papers may also be sent by e-mail as attached documents in the above formats. However, it is obligatory that hard copy (sent by mail or by fax or by e-mail in pdf format) be received as well, since many electronic documents are not compatible in some respects due to different formattings used on different computers and different fonts. Papers should be submitted in two hard copies, double-spaced and with a margin of 1.5 cm.

Only papers of a philosophical nature will be accepted and included in the Programme of the Conference. The Organising Committee and the Academic Committee of ICOGPC reserve the right to accept or reject papers that do not comply with the academic standards of the Conference.(Conference participants are reminded that only manuscripts written in acceptable English or Greek will be considered for publication. If you have any doubt about the quality of your text in this regard, and in particular if you are not a native speaker of the language in which your paper was given, please be sure that it has been scrutinized by a native speaker of that language before sending it in).

All papers presented at the Conference and selected for publication are copyrighted by the Organising Committee and ICGPC and cannot be republished without express permissiont ; the exclusive copyright of papers to be published belongs to ICOGPC, unless otherwise stated.

The official languages at the Conference will be Greek, English, French and German. However, due to the prohibitively high cost of simultaneous translation, only the first two of these languages will be simultaneously translated.

Greeks who present Papers are kindly asked to submit an acceptable English translation of the latest version of their Papers which will be read at the Conference. This should be submitted to the Conference Secretary one month before the opening of the Conference.

Applications for participation of whatever kind must be received by:30th December 2006 or 30th January 2007 at the latest. Applications should be made on PARTICIPATION FORM No. 1 and (for Invited Speakers) PARTICIPATION FORM No. 1A. PARTICIPATION FORM No. 2 should also be sent no later than: 28th February 2007. PARTICIPATION FORM No. 2 should be accompanied by an Abstract of the Paper to be presented together with an English translation in the case of Greek scholars. The Abstract should be written in such a way as to give a clear indication of the ideas and line of argument that the finished paper will be pursuing.

All participants (except Invited Speakers) should send the full texts of the Papers (two copies) to the Organising committee by 30th June 2007.

All participants will be notified by mail or e-mail regarding the category to which they have been assigned.

Texts in their final form (Diskette and hard copy) with the indication: FINAL TEXT FOR PUBLICATION must be submitted no later than the 30th September 2007.


Apart from other events, during the Conference there will be an EXHIBITION OF BOOKS (FORM No. 6), and especially books ON PHILOSOPHY. Authors of books, particularly those connected with philosophy, are kindly requested to send copies of their books so these may be included in the exhibition.

There will also be reserved space and special panels for poster sessions. Material planned for poster sessions should be typed on not more than two pages (size:A5). The deadline for applications for poster sessions is 15th June 2007. Applications submitted after this date, but before 30th of June 2007, may be accepted if there is still space available.

Publishers from Europe and all over the world are also invited to organise exhibitions of their publications at the venue of the Conference, after consultation with the President of the Organising Committee.

In the framework of the Conference there will be organised various events, excursions, etc. for which the Participants should complete the relevant forms in due time and send them to the Secretariat.


The Conference is open to all who wish to attend, provided that he or she contacts the Organising Committee and completes the necessary forms (Nos. 1, 1A, 2 and 3) and pays the Conference fee. The Conference Fee must be paid by all participants (whether Invited or not). Persons accompanying participants must also complete the forms and pay the Conference fee. The Conference fee ( see also PARTICIPATION FORM No. 3) is as follows:
a. Participants: Before 1st May 2007: 100 euros
(after 1st May 2007: 120 euros)
b. Accompanying Persons: before 1st May 2007: 80 euros
(after 1st May 2007: 100 euros)
c. Students:Before 1st May 2007: 60 euros
(after 1st May 2007: 80 euros)
d. Secondary School Students: Before 1st May 2007: 50 euros
(after 1st May 2007: 60 euros)

Conference participants are advised that cancellations cause major logistical, scheduling and economic problems for the organization of a Conference of this scope. Outings, receptions and other activities are seriously disrupted by cancellations and schedule changes. We ask that only those who are certain of their attendance submit the forms for participation. It should be noticed that there will be no refunds of any fees, nor are cancellations accepted.

The Participation Fee for the Conference should be sent either by cheque drawn on the name of the President of the Conference, or directly to the following bank account number:
{National Bank of Greece,K.Boudouris-19th ICOP, BANK-BRANCH: 151/622563-23. IBAN ACCOUNT: GR 1501101510000015162256323, Swift Code(BIC):ETHNGRAA}
The copy of Remittance that indicates the name or names of the participants should be sent either by e-mail in PDF ( or by Fax (+30210-9923281) or by mail to the Secretariat of the Conference to the following address:
Prof. K. Boudouris-19th ICOP-


1. The Conference starts at 8.30 or 9.00 in "Dido" Conference Hall of Doryssa Seaside Resort in Pythagorion (tel.-(0030)-22730-88300, fax: 22730-61463,,

2. It is expected that the Conference will continue until (and including) 22nd of July 2007. Those attending the Conference in Pythagorion for the first time are informed that the Sessions are from 8.30-13.30 and 17.00-20.30. During the afternoon break(13.30-1700), delegates are able to enjoy the sea and sandy beach in front of the Doryssa Bay Hotel less than fifty yards from the Conference Room.

3. With regard to the other events during the Conference, participants will be informed on arrival in PYTHAGORION, and they will receive the full Conference programme (which is almost a printed book of approximately 200 pages) during the registration, in the first day of the Conference.

4. Towards the end of the Conference, as usual, a one-day Tour of Samos could be arranged. However, it is necessary to apply in advance (using PARTICIPATION FORM No.12), because the holding of the Tour depends on whether enough people declare interest. Therefore , applications should be sent to the Organizing Committee as soon as possible and no later than 15th of June 2007. The applicants will be informed upon their arrival whether or not the Tour will take place. As has been the case in the previous years, if the Tour takes place, departure will be between 8.30 - 9.00 a.m., returning at around 18.00 p.m.

5. Participants can reach the island of Samos either by ship or by plane. The ships to Samos depart from Piraeus and the preferred destination for Conference participants is the port of Vathi. From Vathi to Pythagorion there is a distance of approximately 17km. There are local buses from one place to another. However, if one arrives later at night, it will be necessary to take a taxi. Since the airport at Samos is in the Pythagorion area, the participants coming by plane will arrive directly to Pythagorion, and the airport is less than five minutes drive away from the Doryssa Bay Hotel and Pythagorion. There are charter flights from European cities directly to Samos ( Pythagorion). The Organizing Committee wishes to stress to all participants traveling to Samos by plane, the importance of making airline reservations to and from the island in advance. To avoid difficulties, flights from Samos to Athens at this high peak tourist period should be booked in advance. Travel arrangements to and from the island of Samos are the responsibility of individual participants.

6. Concerning the events at the Conference, participants are kindly requested to attend all the Conference proceedings and contribute through their presence to the creation of a true academic dialogue and the kind of warm atmosphere and friendly communication that are part of the aims of the Conferences organised by the International Association for Greek Philosophy (IAGP) and the International Center for Greek Philosophy and Culture (ICGPC). This is a small sacrifice for the good of the Conference which may thus become the start of a course to a more fulfilling life.

7. The Conference, among other things, attempts to capture the spirit of Hellenic philosophy as a way of life, and consequently tries to include many activities whose purpose is to enrich participants with exposure to Greek culture, both ancient and modern, and to an environment where discourse may occur with the warmth of hospitality, friendship and intervals of relaxation and feasting
This allows participants plenty of free time to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean, or to enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean atmosphere and hospitality that the Conference location offers.

Correspondence related to the Conference should be sent to following address:
Professor Konstantine Boudouris
President of the Organising Committee
19th International Conference of Philosophy
5 Simonidou Str.,

Persons living in North America (USA or Canada) or in Europe may contact for information on any matter relating to their participation in the Conference:
a. Professor Gerasimos Santas b. Professor Thomas M. Robinson
Honorary President of the IAGP Honorary President of the IAGP
University of California -Irvine Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy University of Toronto, 15 Huron St. 9th Floor
Irvine, California 92717 , USA. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A1
Tel. : 001 704-804-6145. Tel. 416-978-2824. Fax: 416-978-8703.
E-m: E-mail:

c. Professor Alexander Nehamas d. Professor John Poulakos
University of Princeton Communication Department
Department of Philosophy University of Pittsburgh
1789 Hall 1117 Cathedral of Learning
Princeton, NJ 08544-1005, USA Pittsburgh, P A15260 , USA
Tel. 609-258-6125, FAX: 609-258-2137 Tel. 412-624-6567. FAX: 412-624-1878.
E-mail: E-mail:

e. Professor Joanne Waugh f. Professor David Hitchcok
Department of Philosophy Department of Philosophy
CPR 107 MacMaster University
University of South Florida 1280 Main St. West,
Tampa, Florida 33620, USA Hamilton,Ont.L8S1W7,CANADA
FAX. 813-974-5918. FAX. 905-577-0385. Tel. 905-577-8492
E- mail: E- mail:

g. Professor Jeremiah Reedy h. Professor Ronald Polanski
Honorary President of the IAGPHonorary President of the IAGP
Macalester College Department of Philosophy
Classics Department Duquesne University
1600 Grand Avenue Pittsburgh , PA 15282
Saint Paul, Min 55105-1899USA USA
e-mail: reedy@Macalester.edue-mail:

i.Professor Linda Ardito j. Professor Lambros Couloubaritsis
Honorary President of the IAGPHonorary President of the IAGP
Associate Provost Rue des Echevins 16
Dowling College B - 1050 Bruxelles
Oakdale, Long Island BELGUIQUE
New York 11769, USA Tel. 00322 6471195, Fax 00232 6473489

k. Professor Christos Evangelioul. Professor John P. Anton
Towson University University of South Florida
Department of PhilosophyDepartment of Philosophy
and Religious Studies 10012 Oxford Chapel Drive
Towson, MD 21252 Tampa, Florida 33647, USA
USA Tel: 813-991-7033 FAX 813-907-8206
E-mail: Email:

Persons living in Japan may contact for information on any matter relating to their participation in the Conference:
Professor Hideya Yamakawa Professor Shigeru Yonezawa
Honorary President of the IAGP Honorary President of the IAGP
Tezukayama 1-24-7 2-5-84 Nishishimachi, Mojiku
631-0062 Nara City, Japan. Kitakyushu City,800-0056 JAPAN
TEL. 0742-46-6933. FAX. 0742-45-4946TEL. 093-551-3929. FAX. 093-551-3929.
E-mail: E-mail: s-yone@kitayu-u-ac-jp

Any other person who has not already received the present Circular can get information (circular, forms etc.) related to the Conference from the home-pages of IAGP: or

In the belief that this Conference will present an exceptional opportunity for research into and clarification of aspects of a burning subject of great philosophical significance, we hope that the Conference will also provide participants with an opportunity for true recreation and leisure (schole). We look forward to seeing you in SAMOS, in the very heart of the Aegean Culture.

With kind regards
On behalf of the Organising Committee
Professor Konstantine Boudouris
President of the Organising Committee


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