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  • Ron Mueck, Boy, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark, 1999
  • Head of a horse from Selene's chariot. Parthenon east pediment, ca. 447–433 BC., British Museum, London
  • Dimitris Karantzas, The Circle of the Square, 2013
  • Benvenuto Cellini, Perseus with the Head of Medusa, 1554
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  • Béla Tarr, A Torinói Ló, 2011 (film frame)
  • Wim Wenders, Pina, 2011 (film frame)

April 19-23, 2024

L.R.P.Ph., University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece
International Biennale of Practical Philosophy

Welcome to the 3rd International Biennale of Practical Philosophy of 2024, which, joyfully, returns to its inperson version. The Biennale of 2024 will be hosted again on the island of Rhodes, in the University of the Aegean.

Having integrated the experience of the previous editions, we understand that already, is slowly formed an intercultural community of researchers who are attracted by the question about the practical intensity of philosophy and its aspects, particularly from the point of view of its intersection with other fields, other activities and practices, other forms of thinking, praxis, expression.

The Biennales of Practical Philosophy aspire ab initio to be an original attempt, the establishment of a particular polyphonic philosophical event with intercultural, interdisciplinary character and progressively more open to the organization of experimental artistic acts and the development of philosophical and cultural practices in town. They attempt to be revealed as a pole of attraction for the research about the concept and praxis of Practical Philosophy, the ways in which this one is possible to be connected and interwoven with arts and different scientific fields, with the numerous and various practices and forms through which the philosophical condition is, often irregularly and strangely, transferred, moved, grafted, cultivated, transformed, grafted.

The Biennales are organized by the Laboratory of Research in Practical Philosophy (L.R.P.Ph.) of the University of the Aegean, and in the way of this very Laboratory, is developed as a research project which perceives Practical Philosophy rather as a question and movement than as position and situation. A Laboratory which, as university structure, shares, in the Aegean Archipelago, the peculiarity of the aquatic, insular, peripheral, borderline, liminal environment and it highlights Practical Philosophy systematically, as an object-crossroad par excellence, an example of perpetual constitution, where the philosophical condition is folded back on itself and is considered as a continuous exercise of meeting with the difference and the praxis as challenge, experiment and an attempt to create a multimodal and unexpected intercultural, philosophical experience.

The International Biennale of Practical Philosophy brings together philosophers, academicians, researchers, artists, professionals, who will have the possibility to present and develop their particular approach, to converse and interact bringing the Practical Philosophy into the foreground, leading it to think again, persistently and with different ways, its limits, forms, acts, persons and spaces.


Thus the Practical Philosophy and its Biennale emerge as a utopian gesture…


Follow their movement!


Prof. Elena Theodoropoulou

Directress of the Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy

Univ/ty of the Aegean, Chair of the Biennale

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