Relevance of Mohammed Arkoun’s Thought

©Ruedi Baur
Poster for the Celebration of World Philosophy Day 2011 at UNESCO

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of Mohammed Arkoun, a symposium will be held in memory of this remarkable thinker and of his work as a historian and philosopher, in the framework of the World Philosophy Day 2011.

Mohammed Arkoun, an avant-garde Arab intellectual who promoted dialogue among peoples and among the human sciences, embodies the paradigm of reflection for peace among current generations of philosophers and historians. His many works will be analysed, read and discussed during the symposium, bringing together researchers, students and experts well-versed in the thinking of Mohammed Arkoun.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 17.11.2011 13:00 local time
End 17.11.2011 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Goucha, Moufida
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Philosophy and Democracy Section,, +33 (0)1 45 68 45 52
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IX
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website Philosophy Day at UNESCO
Link 1 World Philosophy Day 2011
Link 2 Programme [PDF, 89 KB]
Link 3 Philosophy: a cosmic responsibility. The UNESCO Courier, 2007-9
Link 4