2013 World Philosophy Day
The World Philosophy Day was established by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2005. At Keele, we have celebrated it every year, since the creation of the Forum for Philosophical Research with the ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference in 2008.
This day marks the importance of philosophy, especially for young people; as highlighted at the 2005 UNESCO General Conference, “philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace ”.
In 2013, the World Philosophy Day will take place on 21 November. At Keele, we will celebrate it on the occasion of this year’s Annual Lecture and Conference, which will take place on 29-30 November and will focus on the theme “Playing by the Rules”.
For more information on the World Philosophy Day, visit: www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/philosophy/philosophy-day-at-unesco/
For more information on the ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference, go to: philosophyk.wordpress.com/keele-forum-for-philosophical-research/