Happy World Philosophy Day!

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by


My, my how the year has flown! It’s already World Philosophy Day again! This UNESCO-sponsored day seeks to…well, we can’t say it better than the director of UNESCO:

    “Faced with the complexity of today’s world, philosophical reflection is above all a call to humility, to take a step back and engage in reasoned dialogue, to build together the solutions to challenges that are beyond our control. This is the best way to educate enlightened citizens, equipped to fight stupidity and prejudice. The greater the difficulties encountered the greater the need for philosophy to make sense of questions of peace and sustainable development.”

Irina Bokova
UNESCO Director-General

This year’s theme is “Social Transformations and Intercultural Dialogue.” We invite you to celebrate the day by engaging in some philosophical dialogue of your own.

And then, tomorrow, Friday, stop by the Old Main Tea Trolley at 2 p.m. for philosophy-flavored cake.

Learn more about World Philosophy Day here. 


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