Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

 
THE HELLENIC-CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITION
By Constantine Cavarnos

Four lectures delivered at Boston University in 1987-1988: I. Plato's Legacy in the Hellenic East; II. Aristotle's Legacy in the Hellenic East; III. Stoic Elements in the Greek Church Fathers; and IV. The Concept of Philosophy in the Hellenic Tradition. Introduction by Professor Stephen D. Salamone of Boston University. 1989. 137 pp.

ISBN 0-914744-84-4 Paperbound $8.95
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN BERGSON, ARISTOTLE,
AND PHILOLOGOS

By Constantine Cavarnos

A comparative and critical study of some aspects of Henri Bergson's theory of knowl­edge and of reality. It focuses attention on the perennial problems of change, knowledge, and the structure of reality. “These are developed with a lively style and wit which never lets the reader down....In addition to many illuminating comments on Bergson, one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Dr. Cavarnos has also suc­ceeded in revealing the amazing relevance of classical Greek thought to present-day problems.”—Professor John Wild of Harvard, in the Preface. This work was awarded in 1947 by Harvard University the prestigious First Bowdoin Prize. The Dialogue was first published in 1949. A second edition appeared in 1973. The present, 3rd, enlarged e­di­tion, contains an Introductory by C.D. Georgoulis, a leading Greek philosopher, and com­ments by two distinguished Harvard philosophers, C.I. Lewis and Raphael Demos. 1988, 80 pp.

ISBN 0-914744-79-8 Paperbound $7.50
 THE CLASSICAL THEORY OF RELATIONS
By Constantine Cavarnos

A study in the metaphysics of Plato, Aristotle, and Thomism. The approach in it involves envisaging all the realms of being, and the ca­te­gories, the nature of the relational situation, the classification of relations.

This original and lucid treatise was presented as a Ph.D. dissertation to the Department of Philosophy of Harvard University and was approved by Professors John Wild and Raphael Demos, authorities on classical philosophy. It was subsequently improved in various ways for publication in the present form. 1973. 116 pp.

ISBN 0-914744-28-3 Paperbound $8.00
 A DIALOGUE ON G.E. MOORE'S ETHICAL PHILOSOPHY
By Constantine Cavarnos

A lucid and engaging discussion of the ethical philosophy of George Edward Moore—one of the most distinguished and influential philosophers of our time. Three talks with Moore himself at his home in Cambridge, England, are also included. “This book shows Cavarnos' ability to present even the most complex thinker’s work clearly, con­cise­ly, and precisely to a general audience.” 1979, 68 pp.

ISBN 0-914744-43-7 Cloth $12.00
ISBN 0-914744-44-5 Paperbound $7.00
 GREEK LETTERS AND ORTHODOXY—
THEIR RELATIONS DURING TWO MILLENIA

By Constantine Cavarnos

Subtitled: “Significant Relations of Orthodox Christianity to the Greek Language and to Ancient Greek Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Poetry.”

This book contains chapters on “The Relation of Orthodoxy to Greek Letters,” the “Value of Greek Letters After the Early Centuries
of Christianity,” and the “Value of Greek Letters for the Orthodox of Today.” 2004, 60 pp., 3 illus.

ISBN 1-884729-75-4 Paperbound $6.95
 PLUTARCH'S ADVICE ON KEEPING WELL
By Constantine Cavarnos

Keynote Lecture delivered at the international Congress of Psychopathology of Ex­pression and Art Therapy which met in September 2000 at McLean Hospital in Bel­mont, Massachusetts. A discussion of Plutarch’s book Advice on Keeping Well, together with select relevant texts from other works of Plutarch, and comments on two related books. 2001. 70 pp., 2 illus.

ISBN 1-88-4729-60-6 Cloth $15.00
ISBN 1-88-4729-61-4 Paperbound $6.95
 THE SEVEN SAGES OF ANCIENT GREECE
By Constantine Cavarnos

The lives and teachings of the earliest Greek philosophers: Thales, Pittacos, Bias, Solon, Cleobulos, Myson, and Chilon. This book is ad­dres­sed to all persons who are lovers of perennial wisdom—of wisdom that can serve in every age and every country as a safe guide in one's individual and public life. It will be found fascinating reading not only by the general reading public, but also by scholars interested in Greek philosophy and want to learn more about it from one who is an au­thor­ity on it. 1996. 88 pp., illus.

ISBN 1-884729-16-9 Cloth $12.00
PLATO'S VIEW OF MAN
By Constantine Cavarnos

Two essays on Plato that were awarded the Francis Bowen Prize by Harvard. The first deals with the problem of the Destiny of Man; the second, with the Individual Life. In addition, there are selected passages from the dialogues of Plato on man and the hu­man soul, newly translated from the ancient Greek. “This book thoughtfully, care­ful­ly, and provocatively brings to the reader's attention the very essence of Platonic thought.” 1975. 2nd printing, 1982. 95 pp.

ISBN 0-914744-26-7 Paperbound $7.00
DOSTOIEVSKY'S PHILOSOPHY OF MAN
By Constantine Cavarnos

This book is comprised of a general discussion of Dostoievsky’s teaching on the na­ture and destiny of man, and of discussion-reviews of six works of Dostoievsky. 1998. 86 pp.

ISBN 1-884729-44-4 Cloth $14.00
ISBN 1-884729-45-2 Paperbound $7.95
 ORTHODOXY AND PHILOSOPHY
By Constantine Cavarnos

This book is comprised of two lectures, divided into seventeen chap­ters, that were delivered by Professor Cavarnos in 1998 at St. Ti­khon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Penn­sylvania. The discussion begins with the New Testament and proceeds in chro­no­log­ical sequence to the recent past. It is addressed particularly to per­sons who are deeply interested in comprehending Orthodox Chris­ti­an­ity in its significant relations both to ancient Greek philosophy and to Modern Western European philosophy. The lectures dwell on the subjects “Ancient Greek Philosophy in the Under standing of the Eastern Orthodox Church Fathers,” and “Mo­dern Schools of Philosophy in the Light of Orthodox Theology.”

Cavarnos treats these subjects in an illuminating manner that is both analytical and synthetic, based throughout on primary sources which are always carefully cited. 2003. 237 pp.

ISBN 1-884729-71-1 Paperbound $17.95
ST. PHOTIOS THE GREAT: PHILOSOPHER AND THEOLOGIAN
By Constantine Cavarnos

The thought of St. Photios, great theologian and important philosopher, is very re­le­vant to Orthodox Christians and others as well. This book is addressed to all persons in­te­rested in philosophical and theological thought. 1998. 84 pp.

ISBN 1-884729-42-8 Cloth $15.00

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