Alexandros Pagidas

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

How Love Dies at Work

07 Nov 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

You hear it all the time: “Do what you love” they say, and your happiness is almost guaranteed. While there is truth in the saying there is a lot that is left out – enough to cause love to die…

Poet by Necessity

11 Oct 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

We find ourselves in a world we do not fully understand. The sheer changing complexity of everything around and inside us is as fascinating as it is overwhelming. Natural forces, both inner and outer act on us with what seems…

Philosophical Confessions

10 Oct 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” – Albert Einstein Anyone who has profoundly experienced the increasing circumference of darkness that accompanies one’s intellectual development cannot but feel awe, in its original sense…

Perhaps it’s a form of compassion

16 Jul 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Perhaps it’s a form of compassion. This extended delay in keeping your promise, creating the wound you know would flow not with blood but with poetry Perhaps you’ve read your Kierkegaard1 and realized that my lips are appropriately fashioned and…

Homo Acinonyx

24 May 2014, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

If I could stay long enough at a cliff overlooking the sea I would finally meet you. If I could voice the words that make us different from the rest yet similar to one another singing them at the right…