What is New Acropolis?
New Acropolis is a School of Philosophy in the Classical Tradition relevant to the humanity of this current era.
The ancient term Acropolis means the Higher City. We believe that in every moment of history, we have the opportunity to build and revive an elevated dome, a summit, a pyramid within us.
We believe that philosophy is more than intellectual food for thought. We study and teach philosophy as a means to integrate science, arts, ethics and metaphysics to work towards global human development.
We believe that philosophy should be manifested and applied as a way of life, that is, as a means of access to spiritual knowledge for both individual and collective development.
New Acropolis is an International Organisation present in more than 50 countries and acts in the fields of Philosophy, Culture and Volunteering.
School of Philosophy in the Classical Tradition
Our inspirations are by the Schools of Philosophy in the Classical Tradition style, such as the fraternity of Pythagoras, Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum or the Neoplatonic School of Alexandria. These schools promoted philosophy as a model of life, based on knowledge and development of the qualities of each human being.
Our programme of studies is common to all countries and taught at successive levels. It provides an updated version of the traditional knowledge of East and West, which, together with classical humanism, combines the study of sciences, arts, religions and philosophies in a comparative and contemporary way of learning.
New Acropolis: The first steps
New Acropolis founded in 1957. Ever since then, it provides 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. They aimed to bring together an idea and a movement.
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 continued to spread the world over.
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