Plato’s Academy Centre
Philosophy as a Way of Life
A new project in the heart of Athens
How would you like to attend an event
at the original location of Plato’s Academy?
Every single “academy” in the world bears the name of the first major academic institution in history. Plato’s school of philosophy was located in a beautiful park near the centre of Athens, which is now a public recreation ground, containing the ruins of several ancient buildings. There’s a statue of Plato in the local square, beside some cafes and a modern digital museum dedicated to the history of the Academy. Once Plato’s students walked in this park, or gathered at his house nearby to discuss his philosophy and the dialogues he wrote featuring Socrates. Today locals go there to walk their dogs, exercise, and let their children play (map).
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Platos Academy. 2021.