Thinking in Action


George Arabatzis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Nikos Erinakis, Hellenic Open University; Željko Kaluđerović, University of Novi Sad; Milenko A. Perović, University of Novi Sad; Una Popović, University of Novi Sad; Dragan Prole, University of Novi Sad; Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Kostas Theologou, National Technical University of Athens


Action can only be spontaneous and impulsive if not guided by contemplation; contemplation, on the other hand, may only be luxurious playfulness if not either purposed - or suitable - to motivate action. This volume seeks to prove what may seem self-evident to common sense, but adhering to common sense is never pointless nor excessive. Next to this, Thinking in Action is the offspring of friendship, respect and commitment between two academic communities, the Hellenic and the Serbian philosophical communities, that admittedly have a lot in common, especially with regard to philosophy, and hopefully as many differences as needed in order to secure a long-lasting and fertile exchange of ideas; it is also the natural-born child of necessity: philosophy is about argumentation, debate and confrontation. Thinking in Action inaugurates Hellenic-Serbian Philosophical Dialogue Series that entertains no hesitation in being as ambitious as any philosophical series could be: it seeks to establish a permanent, wide and rich channel of fruitful philosophical interaction between the two philosophical communities. Having high aspirations is one thing; meeting these aspirations as well as the expectations of the reader is a totally different one. We wish Thinking in Action, the first volume of the Hellenic-Serbian Philosophical Dialogue Series, apart from being the initial step of a long journey, will also be a fascinating one to the reader.


  • Preface
    Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, George Arabatzis
  • Byzantinism and action
    George Arabatzis
  • Authenticity vs. autonomy: An awkward relationship
    Nikos Erinakis
  • Held's conceptualization of globalization process
    Željko Kaluđerović
  • Praxis School
    Milenko A. Perović
  • Aesthetics in Serbian Philosophy
    Una Popović
  • Resistance to otherness
    Dragan Prole
  • Placebo: Deception and the notion of autonomy
    Evangelos D. Protopapadakis
  • Religion, identity, citizenship
    The case of modern Greek culture and the European Identity
    Kostas Theologou
  • Backmatter
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