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  1. #1 Chronos and Kairos 
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    The ancient Greeks had 2 words for time: Chronos and Kairos...
    For Pythagoreans, Kairos was one of the most fundamental laws of the Universe -- the Pythagorean Maxim was : " The most important thing in every action is Kairos "
    They linked Kairos with justice, education, and essence of philosophy.
    Plato used Kairos as a foundation for his theory of virtue...
    Kairos was a dominant concept in Cicero's ethics and rhetoric...
    For Sophists, Kairos was the cornerstone of their epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and rhetoric...
    The Greek public education program that prepared young people for citizenship was dominated by rhetoric ,
    and Aristotle's rhetoric was related to equity, virtue and justice. Aristotle defined equity as "justice that goes beyond the written law "


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    Welcome to the Forum, what areas are you interested in?


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    Thank You ~
    I'm interested in many areas of knowledge: science, philosophy, psychology, history, literature, languages, religions...
    It is what E.O.Wilson calls " The Unity of Knowledge or the Unified Field of Knowledge " in his book "Consilience" ~
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    Why did you bring up Chronos?
    If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -Thorin Oakenshield

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