Σύννεφα που πυκνώνουν, αλλαγές που έπονται, αφυπνίσματα που επιβάλλονται. Δίκτυα, άνθρωποι, ευρηματικότητα, αξιοπρέπεια, ελευθερία – ευθύνη. Όρια, περιθώρια, κεκτημένα, συσχετισμοί. Πατριωτισμός, όχι εθνικισμός, και μια συμβουλή για εκλογές.
I’ve followed the work of Prof. Sandel since the days of teaching ethics at Boston College and deeply appreciate his propositions for communitarianism and the need to redefine the public sphere away from a “market society” and closer to a value community as a one-way street to justice and peacekeeping.
Cross-cultural psychology father, Prof. Triandis joins Philotimo Foundation and AKMA on historic research
Almost 9 years after beginning work on philotimo, we have finally had the honor of meeting and spending a week with 93yr-old Professor Harry Triandis, father of cross-cultural psychology, at Carlsbad California. Prof. Triandis, aside from being among the first to lead research on subjective culture and acculturation practices, he was the first alongside George and Vasso Vassiliou at the ‘Athenian Institute of Anthropos’ since the 1960s to research philotimo at the heart of greek culture.
Perhaps the biggest and most dangerous delusion of our times is the muddy distinction between ethnism and fascism or nationalism and patriotism, that sadly keeps empowering aspiring political rulers of both absolutist ethno-purist and ethno-clast regimes. From the bastion of the #Philotimo Foundation since 2013, we’ve been crying out that healthy nationalism or ethnism/patriotism, is not the abomination, the superiority or the hate against foreigners, or against a free globalized community, but the true love towards fellow humans and compatriots. Whoever is not convinced of a vicious rise of deadly conflict within nations rather than between them, better do a recount of detrimental political conflicts of the past 30years, in Europe and the world.
Greeks are more inclined to empathize with migrants than to blame them for their own misfortunes, according to a report by international non-profit 'More in Common'. The findings, following the surveying of 2,000 people. come at a time when Greece continues to struggle across areas of EU relations and domestic politics.
The organization claimed that Greeks express “substantial empathy for the recent newcomers,” who are seen as hard-working and well-intentioned.