Round Table “Philosophy in the Public Space”

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Poster for the Celebration of World Philosophy Day 2011 at UNESCO

The objective of the round table, organized in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, is to discuss the role of philosophy in the public space.

The following questions will be addressed: What does society expect from philosophy as a discipline today? What do, in turn, philosophy and philosophers expect from society? What can philosophy say of and communicate to our contemporary societies? These questions will be addressed, inter alia, through a discussion on the role of World Philosophy Day, proclaimed and celebrated by UNESCO since 2002, to promote philosophical knowledge and dialogue. In this framework, speakers will in particular present the experience of the annual celebration of the Day in 2008 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, which focused on the interaction between philosophy and the dialogue of cultures.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 17.11.2011 10:00 local time
End 17.11.2011 12:00 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 World Philosophy Day 2011
Link 1 Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation
Link 2 Programme [PDF, 19 KB]
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