What is New Acropolis?
It is a School of Philosophy for Humanity of this moment of History.
Acropolis is not a Greek concept or a Greek school. The meaning of acropolis is “high city”. It is about building something high within each human being.
If all human beings construct a dome, a summit, a pyramid elevated within themselves, it is possible that among all we can erect once more an Acropolis in the world, a mountain, a high place from which the sky can be observed, and from which the Earth can also be observed.
We call this School of Philosophy New Acropolis because in every moment of history things have to be done again, we have to rebuild them, we have to revive them.
If all human beings build something strong and big inside us, it is possible that everyone is a little better, a little stronger and a little bigger.
At New Acropolis, philosophy is more than just intellectual food for thought. We study philosophy as a means to integrate science, arts, ethics and metaphysics in order to work towards global human development. The International Organisation is present in more than 50 countries and acts in the fields of Philosophy, Culture and Volunteering.
New Acropolis: The first steps
New Acropolis was created in 1957. Ever since then, it aims to provide young people with the best kind of philosophical education – one that is suited to our modern times, independent and unrestricted by any religious, political or socio-economic influences.
Initiated by Professor Jorge Angel Livraga Rizzi, together with a group of young university teachers and students, the project soon attracted leading personalities from the world of arts and culture. The focus that brought them all together was an idea and a movement which were both enrichings for the mind and promising for all.
At the beginning of the Seventies, the extent of its social and cultural activities led to the Association’s recognition as a state-approved organisation in Argentina. At around the same time, it began to take on an international dimension.
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