Symposium on “Rethinking the human condition - homage to Gustave Guillaume and Jean Piaget”, 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 symposium, organized in partnership with the Collège international de philosophie, aims at rethinking the human condition in light of two major contemporary thinkers, Gustave Guillaume and Jean Piaget.
Drawing on philosophy, psychology, linguistics and neurolinguistics, the symposium will strive to build a better understanding of the relationship between language and thought. Such an understanding is crucial to analyze the different ways in which humans construct, deconstruct and reconstruct language in the quest for knowledge. Can we reasonably hope today to mediate conflicts and tensions that oppose different groups of people without analyzing the language games that serve to veil and unveil reality?

Access will be upon presentation of an invitation and ID. To receive the invitation, please write to, or call +33 (0)1 45 68 45 48.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 16.11.2010 13:00 local time
End 17.11.2010 17:30 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 XI
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
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