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Now, therefore, with careful thought and due consideration, paying attention neither to the usefulness nor to the reputation of any arts or sciences, but to that faculty of our souls, if such there be, which by its nature loves the truth and does all things for the sake of the truth, let us examine this faculty…
(Plato, Philebos 58D)
Life seems to belong even to plants, but we are seeking what is peculiar to man. Let us exclude, therefore, the life of nutrition and growth. Next there would be a life of perception, but this also seems to be shared even by the horse, the ox, and every animal. There remains, then, the active life of the element that has a rational principle. (…) The function of man is a certain kind of life, which is an activity or actions of the soul implying a rational principle, and the function of a good man is the good and noble performance of these…
(Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics I,7)
‘Omilos Meleton’ is an Institute for various studies founded in 1976 and managed by a Fellowship. Its primary interest is Philosophy, focusing on Platonism, Vedanta and related systems of thought like Christian and Buddhist ethics.
It has also courses such as Sanskrit, Comparative Mythology and Political Economy. The Institute is privately funded but occasionally receives Government grants. It provides further education mainly for interested adults but has run also a kindergarden.