Philosophy Day at UNESCO

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By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.

    “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 chief Irina Bokova at the opening sessi...

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova at the opening session of a UNESCO conference in Moscow. Русский: Глава ЮНЕСКО Ирина Бокова во время открытия всемирной конференции ЮНЕСКО в Москве. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UNESCO Director-General

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