200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
2000

Kostas Axelos is inaugurated honorary doctor of philosophy at the University of Ioannina

Kostas Axelos (1924-2010) was a philosopher and scholar of poetic metaphysics and planetary thinking with a substantial body of work on Marx, Heraclitus, and Heidegger. He left for Paris in 1945 aboard the legendary ship "Mataroa," which carried a large number of Greek recipients of scholarships granted by the French state. An associate at first and later editor-in-chief of the review "Arguments" (1956-1962), he also directed the Minuit publishing house's series by the same name. He opposed Jean-Paul Sartre and reconciled the contemporary post-philosophical reasoning with the concept of "play" and fragmented expression.