Philosophy Embracing Humanities


  • Evangelos MOUTSOPOULOS University of Athens



Greek philosophy, the rise and decline of humanities, the unity of philosophy and humanities, globalization and profits, returning to sane society


This paper discusses the following points of the history of philosophy and modern life. The emergence of philosophy – the longing for wisdom – in Ancient Greece as the historical point of formation of human rational reasoning. The formation of the ideal of kalokagathia – the art of fine speeches – as the main factor that initiated studia humaniora in Roman culture and the tradition of humanities in present days. The Greek language and literature as carriers of wisdom of Antic world that gave birth to Neoplatonism and Christian philosophy and mysticism. The rehabilitation of Aristotle’s Organon as the way to Neohellenic philosophy and the advent of the European Renaissance. Greek philosophy becoming an inseparable part of humanities in modern times. The unprecedented growth of technologies and globalization pushing aside philosophy and humanities in the interest of profit and immense wealth. The paradigm of corruption as the cause of worldwide detriment of individuals. Humanities and philosophy as the only warrants of an effective transition towards sane societies.


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Evangelos MOUTSOPOULOS, University of Athens

Evangelos MOUTSOPOULOS (Dr.) was Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Honorary Rector of the University of Athens. He is Member of the Academy of Athens, Co-President of the International Academy for Philosophy. He has been a Visiting Professor in many foreign Universities and Research Centers of international prestige. His areas of interest include ontology, axiology, aesthetics, philosophy of history and history of philosophy, social philosophy. Professor Moutsopoulos is author of philosophical works of 60 volumes and of about 400 articles.




How to Cite

MOUTSOPOULOS, E. (2017). Philosophy Embracing Humanities. WISDOM, 9(2), 40–42.