Launch of the publication “Arab-Muslim Civilization in the Mirror of the Universal: Philosophical Perspectives”, within the framework of World Philosophy Day 2010

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

This publication, a collection of 34 documented, analytical and illustrated pedagogical worksheets designed for use in education, the media and civil society, takes a comparative approach as philosophers and teachers examine, among other topics, the philosophy of history, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of sciences and the philosophy of art, in addition to their teaching of intercultural skills.
For centuries, the Arab-Muslim civilization has drawn its riches, its vitality and its originality from the multiplicity of its sources and resources, from the dialogue established between its thinkers and from the fruitful controversy rendered possible by its philosophical tradition and Greek heritage. It is this dialogue and spirit of emulation regarding the life of the mind that the philosophical texts in this book have attempted to reflect and reconstruct, through the great thinkers of past and present times.

The publication is financed by Spanish funds within the framework of a partnership between UNESCO and the Alliance of Civilizations.

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Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 18.11.2010 12:30 local time
End 18.11.2010 15:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Goucha, Moufida
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Human Security, Democracy and Philosophy Section,, +33 (0)1 45 68 45 48
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125, avenue de Suffren
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website World Philosophy Day 2010 / Journée mondiale de la philosophie 2010
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