Round Table on "Al-Fārābī: enlightened bridge-building among different cultures', within the framework of the World Philosophy Day 2010

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Poster for the Round Table on “Al Farabi and the European Renaissance”

Analyses and debates will be led by renowned specialists, highlighting the objectives of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.
Born in the ancient city of Otrar (present-day Kazakhstan), al-Fārābī (872-950) studied science and music in Baghdad, as well as philosophy through the Greeks’ translatio studiorum to the Arab world. His contribution to world thought will be examined, with emphasis on his study, commentaries and dissemination of the works of ancient philosophers, in particular Aristotle, thus building bridges among different cultures and worlds.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 18.11.2010 12:30 local time
End 18.11.2010 15:00 local time
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Focal point Stenou, Katerina
Organizer Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue
Contact Katerina Stenou,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room X
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Celebration of World Philosophy Day 2010
Link 1 2010 International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures
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