The Phoenix Institute
The Phoenix Institute is an international educational organization dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the Western tradition among people who are seriously interested in the question "What is it to be human?"
Such question, followed by its social, economic, cultural, legal and political implications, rests at the heart of every Phoenix activity.
Knowing that such an important endeavor can only be accomplished by a vast and robust community of friends, the Institute organizes international summer seminars and local activities where the study of disciplines such as political philosophy, ethics, philosophical anthropology, literature and international law serve as the means to achieve such deeper understanding of the Western tradition.
THE THREE PILLARS
The Phoenix Institute is built around three pillars:
The Institute's educational activities aim to provide an ideal setting where brilliant undergraduate and graduate students can become friends while exploring, on one hand, the roots, history and current situation of the Western culture, and on the other, the role that they want to undertake in the future development of such culture.
The four guiding topics that the Phoenix Institute wants to explore and promote by means of all of its activities are:
- The dignity of the human person
- The transcendental nature of the human existence
- The role of virtue and heroism in human life
- The roots, history, and current situation of the Western culture
To build a standing community of friends united in a common quest for truth, goodness, and beauty, and aiming to promote personal and social commitment throughout the world by understanding, affirming and promoting the transcendental values of Western civilization, through education, friendship, and leadership.
To build a platform where the human, intellectual, and organizational resources of the Phoenix Institute can constantly be accessed thanks to the systematical documentation of a consolidated set of local and international activities organized by a fully functional international structure of Phoenix volunteers, interns, and officials.See more