View over Athens and the Acropolis, Greece
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The birthplace of Western philosophy. World Philosophy Day
On World Philosophy Day, let's talk about Athens, the capital of Greece. The city symbolises the roots of Western civilization and ancient Greek philosophy, which focused on critical thinking and questioning. The city's iconic Acropolis and Parthenon remind us of the brilliant minds of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, who started a revolution of rationale that is still shaping our society today. UNESCO recognises the profound impact philosophy has on human thought, cultures and individuals via World Philosophy Day. Take time today to discover the depths of the 'love of wisdom'!