21.11.2012 - UNESCO Office in New Delhi

UNESCO New Delhi Partners with New Acropolis to celebrate World Philosophy Day

This year in India, New Acropolis, a non-profit organization, is celebrating World Philosophy Day with a seminar supported by UNESCO New Delhi: Philosophy: Greatest of All Journeys. The event will take place on Friday 23 November 2012 , from 4pm to 6pm, at the Somaiya Vidyavihar University Campus, Mumbai. The main theme of the 2012 World Philosophy Day is “Future Generations.”

This year in India, New Acropolis, a non-profit organization, is celebrating World Philosophy Day with a seminar supported by UNESCO New Delhi: Philosophy: Greatest of All Journeys. The event will take place on Friday 23 November 2012 , from 4pm to 6pm, at the Somaiya Vidyavihar University Campus, Mumbai. The main theme of the 2012 World Philosophy Day is “Future Generations.”

It would further offer a platform to potential philosophers and seekers, through which they begin their own journey of experimentation with universal human truths, free of superficial limitations of religion, culture, language, history and related fields. The session aims at re-introducing Philosophy for UNESCO offers a cross-cutting reflection and analysis that should permeate all disciplines which aim to build a better understanding of our present world and develop adequate responses to challenges.

Philosophers have a very important role in shedding light on contemporary challenges, especially when these relate to ethics and justice.

UNESCO leads World Philosophy Day – but does not own it. It belongs to everyone, everywhere, who cares about philosophy. On this Day of collective exercise in free, reasoned and informed thinking on the major challenges of our time, all of UNESCO’s partners (national governments, their public institutions and organizations, including National Commissions for UNESCO, relevant non-governmental organizations, associations, universities, institutes, schools, UNESCO/UNITWIN Chairs, Associated Schools and Clubs and so forth) are encouraged to organize various types of activities - philosophical dialogues, debates, conferences, workshops, cultural events and presentations around the general theme of the Day, with the participation of philosophers and scientists from all branches of natural and social sciences, educators, teachers, students, press journalists and other mass media representatives, and the general public. To download the poster click here

“Philosophy is both a meeting point and the culmination of UNESCO’s activities: it gives meaning to the content of culture and science, draws on the free movement of ideas and thrives on quality education for all.”

Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova




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