Alexandros Pagidas

The Challenge

01 Feb 2016, Posted by Alexandros in Regenerating Freedom, Writings

The end of the Industrial Revolution gave rise to an unfulfilled promise, that technology would liberate us from the struggle for existence and create enough freedom for everyone to fulfill their highest aspirations. It didn’t happen – and what we can do about it.

The Moral Vision

01 Feb 2016, Posted by Alexandros in Regenerating Freedom, Writings

The moral vision behind the Regenerating Freedom initiative. The principles of Universal Equality and Equivalency of Value, the Universal Paradox, whether time is money and money time, the reassignment of necessity and the new Hellenism.

Freedom, Autonomy and Time

01 Feb 2016, Posted by Alexandros in Regenerating Freedom, Writings

The concept of freedom is rich with a variety of meanings it has acquired over the centuries. Its use and abuse by demagogues and its relation with words that share a family resemblance, like liberty and autonomy, that are sometimes used interchangeably make it even harder for someone to understand what is being meant when the word is being used. It thus becomes imperative to introduce some distinctions, terms and definitions to facilitate clarity of communication, and provide the conceptual vocabulary to explain with precision what Regenerating Freedom is about.

Systematic without a System

19 Dec 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Why it makes sense to employ a philosophical methodology systematically used by Aristotle and Nietzsche by explaining why they used it despite it leading to contradictions and no overarching system.

Doing Philosophy

30 Nov 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

In this third part of the series “What is Philosophy?” we’re going to focus mainly on what a philosopher does, who does philosophy, some of its effects and with who is it to be done with.

Philosopher: Lover of Wisdom

05 Nov 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

The second part of the series “What is Philosophy?” dives into Plato’s Symposium to reveal who the philosopher is.

Sophia, Sophists and Socrates

29 Oct 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

The first part in a series about what is philosophy. It starts with a description of the concept of sophia (wisdom) before the advent of philosophy, explains the rise of the Sophists and introduces Socrates.

Monastery of One

16 Oct 2015, Posted by Alexandros in Videos

A short film with scenes from a daily life in search of an ideal