The Influence of the Byzantine Philosophical and Cultural Initiative on Forming the Image of Modern Europe



To συνέδριο οργανώνετε στην Έδρα της Φιλοσοφίας στη Φιλοσοφική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου του Κωνσταντίνου του Φιλόσοφου στη Νίτρα, όπου διδάσκεται η βυζαντινή φιλοσοφία και ελληνική γλώσσα.

Scientific Committee:

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra Slovakia

prof. ThDr. Ján Zozuľak, PhD.

doc. PhDr. Martin Hetényi, PhD.

doc. PhDr. Peter Ivanič, PhD.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece

prof. ThDr. Christos Arampatzís

prof. ThDr. Symeon Paschaslídis

prof. PhDr. ThDr. Lámpros Siásos

assist. prof.  ThDr. Ánna Karamanídou

assist. prof.  ThDr. Soultána Lámprou

assist. prof.  ThDr. Eléni Oikonómou


7:45-8:15              Registration (Registrácia)

8:15-9:00             Opening of the conference and introductory speeches

Ján Zozuľak – Conference Guarantee

Bernard Garaj – Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra.

Efstathios Lianos-Liantis – Special Secretary for Religious and Cultural Diplomacy

Nikolaos Fouyas – First Secretary, Embassy of Greece in Bratislava.

Andrea Javorská – President of the Slovak Philosophical Association, Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Athanasios Krikas – President of the Society of Slovak – Hellenic Friendship “FILIA“

Richard Sťahel – Head of the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra


9:00-9:30             Ján Zozuľak – Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra

The Studies of the Byzantine Philosophy in Europe of the 20th Century

9:30-10:00           Seweryn Blandzi – Institute of Philosophy and Sociology,  Polish          Academy   of Sciences

Philo of Alexandria and the Origin of Onto-theology


10:00-10:30        Christos Arampatzis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

                               Gregory Palamas and Aristotle. The Problem of Human Will and the  Limits                                  of Human Cognition


10:30-11:00        Coffee Break (Prestávka)


 11:00-11:20      Milan Mihaljević – Old Slavonic Institute, Zagreb

                                 Croatian Glagolitism between the West and the East


11:20-11:40  Cyril Diatka – Faculty of Arts, Constantine  The Philosopher University    Nitra

                           Historical Context of Solun Brothers´ Saints Cyril and Methodius Mission


11:40-12:00       Pavol Mačala – Scientific Association of Personalism, Lublin

Historiosophic Sketch of the Mission of the Thessalonica Brothers Saints Cyril and             Methodius


12:00-12:20        Helena Hrehová – Faculty of Arts, Trnava University in Trnava.

Influence of Athos and the Philocalistic Tradition in the Life of Paisij Velitchkovskij (1722 1794)

12:20-12:40        Georgia C. Christodoulou – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Christian Orthodox Turkish-speaking Scholarship as a Precursor of the Philocalic Renaissance of the 18th Century


12:40-14:00        Lunch (Obed)



14:00-14:20        Magdalena Jaworska-Wołoszyn – The Jacob of Paradyż University of Applied Sciences  in Gorzów Wielkopolski

An Overview of Research on the Byzantine Thought in Poland                      


14:20-14:40        Peter Grečo – Institute for Humanistic Formation, Sabinov

The Principles of the Existential Personalism in the Context of the Byzantine  Anthropology


 14:40-15:00        Ján Kalajtzidis – Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov

Aristotle´s Understanding of Justice and its Reflection in our Cultural Area



15:00-15:20  Anna A. Hlaváčová – Centre for Social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak        Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

A Note about Rome in the Context of the Journey to Florence


15:20-15:40        Eleni Oikonomou – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

The Slavonic Secretum Secretorum and Some Aspects of the Internal Monologue of Thessaloniki


15:40-16:00        Miroslav Župina – University of Prešov

Mystical Realism of Gnoseology of Symeon the New Theologian


16:00-16:20        Lukáš Kopas – Institute of Theatre and Film Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Displayed versus Display in the Jesuit Baroque Tragedy of István Világi – Arsinoe



16:20-17:00        Coffee Break


17:00-17:20      Andrej Botek – Institute of History and Theory of Architecture and Restoration of Monuments, Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava

Byzantine contects in early – medieval sacred architecture in Slovakia


17:20-17:40      Róbert Jáger – Greek Catholic Eparchy of Košice

In Search of Understanding. Convergences and Divergences of the Ways How 

Philosophy and Theology “Know”. The Case of Realism and Pragmatism





19.10.2016         2nd conference day



8:00-8:20         Klement Mitterpach – Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra

Philoponus´ Critique of Aristotle´s Theory of Motion


8:20-8:40            Pavel Milko – Charles University, Prague

                               Aristotle and Byzantium


8:40-9:00             Teódoros Pittarás – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

The «κατά διάνοιαν» Sinning According to St. Maximus the Confessor and the Function of Mind (νούς) in Aristotle


9:00-9:20          Alexandra Dotsika – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

                                The Truth in Aristotle and Sophonia


9:20-10:00           Victoria Gaitana – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

On Being and Essence. Comments of saint Photios on Aristotelian Teaching


10:00-10:20        Mária Mičaninová – Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice

Aquinas´s Critique of Ibn Gabirol´s (Avicebron) Universal Hylomorphism – Misunderstanding over Aristotle?                  


10:20-11:00         Coffe Break (Prestávka)


11:00-11:20        Inocent-Mária V. Szaniszló Inštitút aplikovanej etiky Košice

Contribution of Aristotle’s Thinking to Medieval Dialogue of Cultures Led by St. Thomas Aquinas


11:20-11:40        Jozef Sivák – Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

             Aristotle on Mount Saint-Michel in Light of a Publication S. Gouguenheim´s


11:40-12:00        Soultana Lamprou – Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (Greece)

The Classical Education of Saint Gregory Palamas with Indicative Examples



12:00-12:20        Spyros P. Panagopoulos – Department of History, Corfu (Greece)

                                Τhe Influence of Aristotle within the Theology of Byzantine Iconoclasm


12:20-12:40        Anna Karamanidou – Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (Greece)

Aristotle in Church Literature from the Period of Ottoman Occupation. The Cases of the Medical Philosopher Georgios Koressios and Nectarius Patriarch of Jerusalem


12:40-14:00       Lunch (Obed)




14:00-14:20        Agnieszka Świtkiewicz-Blandzi – Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

The Importance of Aristotelian Syllogisms in the Acquisition of Knowledge about God and his Attributes. The Controversy between Barlaam the Calabrian and Gregory Palamas



14:20-14:40        Martin Vašek – Faculty of Arts, Constantine   the Philosopher University

“Do Faith, Philosophy and Theology Speak about the same God?” Notes and Questions to R. Schaefflerʼs Lecture


14:40-15:00      Konstantinos Kotsiopoulos – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Aristotle and Christianity. Sociological and Theological View


15:00-15:20        Glikeria Chatzoulis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

The Journal “Aristotle” of the Town of Florina as a Mean an Expression of the Education and Culture of the Wider Region of Macedonia


15:20-15:40        Vratislav Zervan – Division of Byzantine Research, Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

James of Venice as a Translator of the Work of Aristotle and the Reception of his Translation in the 12th–13th Century


15:40-16:00         Štefan Šrobár

Encounter between Middle Ages and Aristotle


16:00-16:20        Miroslav Varšo – Centre for Social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak Academy of               Sciences, Bratislava

In Search of Wisdom. The Relationship of Philosophy and Theology in the Biblical School Drama at the Jesuit College of Spiš Chapter in the Middle of the 17th Century




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