Active Status: Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica
Spyridon Kakos (a.k.a. Spiros Kakos) is a writer and thinker located in Greece. Spyros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials’ Technology, an MBA in Decisions’ Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He has worked as a senior technical advisor and researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and actively contributes to the online open source community (including creating and constantly updating Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes).
Spiros has been writing about philosophy for many years and has been managing the Harmonia Philosophica philosophy program since its inception with extreme success. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica portals (harmoniaPhilosophica.com, harmonia-philosophica.blogspot.com, harmoniaPhilosophica.eu) since their foundation and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational.
He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin; both are needed to understand the cosmos. To that end, Spyridon Kakos has published numerous articles on epistemology, like “From Galileo to Hubble: Copernican principle as a philosophical dogma defining modern astronomy“, where he tries to expose the true nature of scientific knowledge. One would be surprised to see that what we seem to know through science is many times more of a religious nature, based on concepts like intuition or faith.
His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking from the chains of “logic” and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the “One” that Parmenides – one of the first thinkers – visualized. This can only happen via the vehicle of irrationality that allows us to think without thinking, to see without seeing, to sense without sensing.
Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. The “Harmonia Philosophica” articles program is the tool that attempts to accomplish that.
As Rilke said, life’s purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in “logic” if we are to stay humans…
We should stop thinking in order to think.
Credo quia absurdum!
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