MANY histories of philosophy exist, and it has not been my purpose merely to add one to their
number. My purpose is to exhibit philosophy as an integral part of social and political life: not as
the isolated speculations of remarkable individuals, but as both an effect and a cause of the
character of the various communities in which different systems flourished. This purpose demands
more account of general history than is usually given by historians of philosophy.
Anyone who has been in Greece at Easter time, especially among the more remote peasants, must have been
struck by the emotion of suspense and excitement with which they wait for the announcement "Christos
anestê," "Christ is risen!" and the response "Alêthôs anestê," "He has really risen!" I have referred elsewhere
to Mr. Lawson's old peasant woman, who explained her anxiety: "If Christ does not rise tomorrow we shall
have no harvest this year" (Modern Greek Folklore, p. 573).
The rise and valuing of human reason is a driving and organizing force
in the story of Western philosophy and civilization. It would be a mistake,
however, to believe that the story of Western culture is only about the
importance of reason and control. Even as the Tradition of reason was
given form in the Greek idea of logos, a parallel tradition—one that
would be received less favorably in the millennia to follow—was emerg-
ing. An early example is ...
Starting in the spring of 2009, a fast recovery in global equities and a rise
in house values in many economies (the euro area and Japan are exceptions)
were accompanied by a reduction in corporate bond spreads and other risk
premia (Graphs II.1 and III.2, top panels), though some risk measures have
meanwhile risen again in the context of the Greek sovereign debt crisis.
Reported VaR figures show that risk as measured by potential losses from
banks’ trading positions remains high (Graph III.2, bottom left-hand panel).
Through t h i s s t u d y o u r r e s e a r c h group has set the basis in designing an e x p e r t system " which is intended to "understand" and process Modern Greek texts. Lexifanis is t h e first working t o o l f o r Modern Greek Language.
PROLOGUE In L i n g u i s t i c s the systematic identification o f t h e word classes rises several questions in regard to the morphemic analysis. In Computer Science the...
News of the excavations spread quickly
throughout Europe and sparked the public’s
fascination with ancient Greek and Roman culture.
Numerous poets and writers drafted imagined
stories about life in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The
narratives they created often were characterized by
romantic descriptions of Pompeii in the days before
the eruption or by melancholy reflections on what