Monthly Archives: October 2010

Religion and Morality

First published Wed Sep 27, 2006; substantive revision Fri Oct 1, 2010 From the beginning of Western thought, religion and morality have been closely intertwined. This is true whether we go back within Greek philosophy or within Christianity and Judaism. The present article will not try to step beyond these confines, since there are other articles on Eastern thought. The article proceeds chronologically, giving greatest length to the contemporary period. It attempts to explain Read More »

Effect of temperature on the egg and yolk-sac larval development of common pandora, Pagellus erythrinus

Download PDF (281 KB) View Article Abstract / Temperature is one of the most critical environmental factors for fish ontogeny, affecting the developmental rate, survival and phenotypic plasticity in both a species- and stage-specific way – In the present paper we studied the egg and yolk-sac larval development of Pagellus erythrinus under different water temperature conditions, 15°C, 18°C and 21°C for the egg stage and 16°C, 18°C and 21°C for the yolk-sac larval stage. The temperature-independent thermal sum of development ... Read More »

US-Turkish Relations and The Risks of Strategic Drift

American policy has always been a central issue for debate in Turkey. Today, Turkey and Turkish policy in its neighborhood is also an increasingly visible topic in the US foreign policy discourse At one level, this reflects Turkey’s growing economic, political and security role across a wide area. At another, less positive level, it is a stark reflection of bilateral frictions on key questions. Turkey has often been plagued by a lack of attention among American policymakers and opinion leaders. ... Read More »

Burma needs a war crimes inquiry

The proposed UN inquiry would call the Burmese regime to account, but it depends on global support that’s so far lacking Burma pressure … some states worry that supporting a commission of inquiry may affect whether Aung San Suu Kyi is released. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon/AP Article history Support for an international commission of inquiry into war crimes in Burma got a major boost as the UN’s special rapporteur on Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, strengthened his call for a commission of ... Read More »

Κοινωνικές επιστήμες, έθνος και εθνικισμός

Η απόφαση της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών να οργανώσει τρεις διαφορετικές ημερίδες, σχετικές με τις σημαντικές χρονολογίες και την προέλευση των σύγχρονων Ελλήνων, είναι σημαντική για το νέο ελληνικό κράτος και για εκείνους που αυτοπροσδιορίζονται ως σύγχρονοι Έλληνες, καθώς και για εκείνους που δεν το κάνουν. Οι αποσυνθετικές παράμετροι των διεθνών διπλωματικών και στρατιωτικών συγκρούσεων έχουν δημιουργήσει ένα παγκόσμιο παράδοξο, στα πλαίσια του οποίου ορισμένοι προέβλεπαν την αποδυνάμωση ή τη σταδιακή εξαφάνιση του «έθνους» και του «εθνικισμού» μπροστά στο «διεθνισμό», ενώ άλλοι ... Read More »

Costas Coulentianos ( Greek 1918- 1995)

Sculpture Costas Coulentianos is one of the most respected and accepted 20th Century sculptors in Greece but also in France. He was born in 1918 and died in 1995. Coulentianos  studied at ASKT of Athens and then continued his studies in Paris from 1945 at the  Ecole Superieure  des Beaux Arts, the Grant Saumier and under the masters of scupture of the day, Ossip Zadkine and Henry Lauren. Read More »

Τα μυστικά μιας….κομπίνας από τον Λουκά Μέξη

Δεν ήταν μια απλή κλασική παρουσίαση βιβλίου, αλλά περισσότερο μια συνάντηση μεταξύ φίλων. Το “shoebox” παρουσιάστηκε στην Πάτρα Ο λόγος για την παρουσίαση του πρώτου βιβλίου του Λουκά Μέξη, υπό τον τίτλο “Shoebox:(Μια καλοκαιρινή κομπίνα”), προ ημερών στην Πάτρα, στο βιβλιοπωλείο Παπασωτηρίου. Ο συγγραφέας βάζει στο κέντρο της ιστορίας μια κομπίνα και ξετυλίγει σιγα – σιγά το μύθο. Ο Λουκάς Μέξης είναι πολυπράγμων. Εργάζεται ως δημοσιογράφος σε γνωστά περιοδικά της Αθήνας, εκδίδει το εβδομαδιαίο online κόμικ “Χάρτινος κόσμος” ( ενώ ... Read More »

Not a good look

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Art photographers are increasingly frustrated by a climate of regulation and suspicion The Australian – ROSEMARY NEILL THERE was a time Rex Dupain looked forward to his almost daily pilgrimages to Bondi Beach. The photographer spent nearly four years capturing the tribes and subcultures of Australia’s most recognisable arc of sand and sea — lovers and lifesavers, sunbathers and surfers, airborne skateboarders and preening muscle men — for his 2007 Sydney exhibition, The Colour of Bondi. Hasselblad in hand, Dupain loved ... Read More »