We are happy to announce that the prestigious publishing house, Brill (Leiden-Boston), has just published The Life of Reason in an Age of Terrorism, co- edited by the members of Berlin Forum (Charles Padrón and Chris Skowoński). The idea of the book was born during the international conference organized by Berlin Forum in 2016 (special […]
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The Santayana Society, including its President, dr. Richard Rubin, should be thanked for help with organizing an international online seminar on February 16, 2018. Our 2-hour-long discussion – click the recording above – circled around the following issues/questions: How does Santayana characterize the spiritual life in PSL and did his characterization of the spiritual life […]
Berlin Practical Philosophy International Forum e.V. and the George Santayana Society invite you to participate in an online seminar entitled “The Nature of Spirituality: Santayana and Beyond.” It will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 21.00 Berlin Time (15.00 New York Time). […]
An online seminar with John Lachs took place on Saturday, November 18, 2017. John Lachs is an educator and the author of numerous books on American philosophy, especially American pragmatism, on Santayana, and the practical implementation of philosophy into life. This online seminar follows the online seminar about his text “The Quality of Life,” […]
During our online seminar on October 5, 2017 (within “The Berlin Forum Seminars Online Project”) we discussed John Lachs’s “The Quality of Life (2017)” (READ it from HERE or DOWNLOAD PDF from HERE). Lachs (1934-) is one of leading American pragmatists. His interest in practical philosophy can best be seen in his texts devoted to […]
“The Berlin Forum Seminars Online Project” intends to discuss ideas that deal with various aspects of the good life in the contemporary world. Our background is philosophical — both ancient (Greek stoicism in the first instance) and contemporary (predominantly American pragmatism) — but we also appreciate the interdisciplinary approaches. We want to use the social […]