Symposium “The work of Mohammed Iqbal, a proposal for human achievement”, within the framework of World Philosophy Day 2010

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Poster for the International Celebration of World Philosophy Day 2010 at UNESCO

This meeting will be devoted to the thought of Muhammad Iqbal, and will be jointly organized by UNESCO and the journals "Esprit" and "Philosophie Magazine"
What is the relevance of Mohammed Iqbal’s philosophical thought today? The work of the Indian subcontinent’s most renowned twentieth-century Muslim poet and philosopher is particularly valuable to us today owing, above all, to its outstandingly unique humanism. By undertaking a permanent dialogue between the Islamic and the Western thought, Iqbal places human dignity at such a level of sublimity and sacredness, that its meaning finds a new foundation and future therein. What could be more necessary than such thoughts at the beginning of the twenty-first century when the legacies of civilizations meet and feed each other, no longer rivals but rather friends in dialogue?

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Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 17.11.2010 07:30 local time
End 18.11.2010 10:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Goucha, Moufida
Organizer UNESCO - Social and Human Sciences Sector
Contact Human Security, Democracy and Philosophy Section, e-mail:, 01 45 68 45 48
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website World Philosophy Day 2010 / Journée mondiale de la philosophie 2010
Link 1 Programme in English [PDF, 28 KB]
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