Athens Philosophy Seminar: Philosophy & Film

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Summer Session I (May 28 - June 23, 2018)

The topic of this year’s Athens Philosophy Seminar (APS) is Philosophy & Film, and the distinguished guest is Professor Robert Pippin from the University of Chicago; he has contributed to the study of Kant, Hegel, modernism, political philosophy, self-consciousness, freedom, but also literature and philosophy and film and philosophy. Robert Pippin will give five lectures with the title: Film as a Moving Image of Skepticism.

The Philosophy & Film seminar to be held from May 28 to June 23, 2018  is the second in its series, intended for outstanding undergraduate students who are entertaining the prospect of a graduate career in philosophy. The aim is to introduce students to graduate level work and expose them to the latest research. Each APS focuses on one philosophical topic and culminates into a week-long engagement with a distinguished philosopher, who will be presenting their latest research on the topic. Students who do not have the opportunity to take high-level courses at their own institutions are especially encouraged to apply. 

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This course requires a minimum enrollment of 8, with a maximum enrollment of 15.

CYA reserves the right to cancel any course that fails to achieve minimum enrollment by April 1. Students are advised not to purchase non-refundable airline tickets before early April.


60 contact hours

Fee Discounts

  • Students who submit their application for admission with full payment postmarked on or before March 1, receive a reduction of $100.

  • Students who enroll and participate in more than one CYA summer course receive a reduction of $100 per course. 

Essential Information

 The course starts in Athens on Monday May 28 and ends in Athens on June 23. Transportation to on-site teaching locations is included in the course fee.

Enrolled students will have access to detailed information prior to departure that will include directions to the Academic Center and other practical information about the course. CYA recommends the following websites for general information about Athens and Greece: and


Students are housed within walking distance of the CYA Academic Center in either CYA student apartments located in the Pangrati neighborhood of central Athens or in hotel accommodations arranged by CYA. CYA apartments are simply furnished and equipped with a full kitchen and air-conditioned bedrooms; towels, linens and housekeeping service will be provided. Hotel accommodations will be in simple 2- or 3-star hotels, double- or triple-occupancy, with air-conditioned rooms.


The CYA Academic Center is located next to the Athens Marble Stadium and houses classrooms, the library, the student lounge and cafeteria, computer facilities (including wireless access for those students who choose to bring laptop computers), laundry facilities, and administrative offices. The Academic Center is accessible Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Sunday 5:00-9:00 p.m..


A full mid-day meal will be served weekdays in the CYA cafeteria between the hours of 12:00-3:00 p.m. A welcome and a farewell dinner are also included in the course fee.


Arrival: Monday May 28
9:00 a.m.: Check-in begins at the CYA Academic Center. Pick up information folder from Student Affairs and course materials from the Librarian. Transfer to CYA apartments or to CYA-arranged hotel accommodations.

6:00 p.m.: Orientation session at the Academic Center followed by welcome dinner offering students the opportunity to meet their Professor and fellow students.

Class begins: Tuesday May 29

Last Day of Class: Friday June 22
Last class and final examination. Farewell dinner

Departure: Saturday June 23
Accommodations available till 11:00 am.