World Philosophy Day 2015: roundtable on plurality of languages and places of philosophy


A roundtable debate is being organized on the issues of the plurality of languages and places of philosophy.

The full programme will be broadcast live on the internet, and an effort will be made to ensure the presence of philosophical themes in social media.

The meeting will bring together philosophers from different countries and aims to address issues concerning three major topics:
- Knowledge and dissemination of philosophical thought of non-Western cultures, especially through new technologies;
- Philosophy outside of the academic enclosure, using new places and formats; and
- The variety of places and forms of teaching and learning philosophy.

The UNESCO Chair on the Practice of Philosophy with Children, being established at the University of Nantes (France), will also be presented.

Follow the debates online on 19 November from 2 to 5 p.m. GMT +1

Floor - mms://
English - mms://
Français - mms://


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 19.11.2015 13:00 local time
End 19.11.2015 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Crowley, John
Organizer UNESCO
Contact John Crowley,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters (and worldwide)
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room VIII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 140
Official Website More on World Philosophy Day 2015
Link 1 Programme
Link 2 Webcast (Thursday 19 November 2015, 2pm-5pm, Paris time)
Link 3 Philosophy Day at UNESCO
Link 4 UNESCO and philosophy