Η ιδέα της οικουμενικότητας της τέχνης στο έργο του Ι. Ν. Θεοδωρακόπουλου
Ioannis Theodorakopoulos stressed in his philosophical work the intrinsic value of the Greek civilisation and, in particular, the universal feature of the Greek art. As he points out, Greek civilisation expresses the values of beauty, truth and liberty, as well as it combines the sensual with the spiritual, the objective with the subjective, realism with idealism by expressing the universal. The latter has been accomplished in philosophy through the use of universal concepts; the same applies to the Greek art through the conception of beauty as a general category. Hellenism has been conceived by him as the expression of the universal, a feature that unites Greek civilisation and art with Europe which has integrated the Greek values. Theodorakopoulos' argument is based on empirical truth since, as we know, from Antiquity till now the Greek civilisation is considered to express values generally accepted that invigorate continuously human civilisation. The universality of the Greek art and the Greek culture generally adopted by him is in accordance with the whole of Theodorakopoulos philosophical system and expresses his belief to the unicity and singularity of the Greek spirit.