The World Philosophy Day takes place each year on the third Thursday of November (UNESCO – 2005), which falls this year on November 17. Every time, we celebrate it with a series of encounters and under one general theme.
We chose as this year’s theme “CIVILIZATION”.
Plato, the great philosopher, explains that civilization is like a pyramid, its 4 faces being POLITICS, ART, SCIENCE and SPIRITUALITY.
So here’s what we suggest: to dedicate one day for each face of the pyramid, with the motto “When Philosophy challenges…”
Philosophy is the “LOVE FOR WISDOM”. But be it in Politics, in Art, in Science or even in Spirituality, what we see these days has more to do with ignorance than with true knowledge, with talking than with doing, with confusion than with clarity, with emptiness than with value…
LET US SEE then what happens when PHILOSOPHY challenges…
- POLITICS, on November 14
- ART, on November 15
- SCIENCE, on November 16
- SPIRITUALITY, on November 17
Philosophy challenges Politics:
- Is a citizen only defined by his ID?
- What is freedom? Is there “fake” freedom?
- How does Wisdom protect against anarchy?
- What does social justice mean in a philosophical context?
- What do ALL politicians have to learn from philosophy?
- Can art be meaningful?
- What is “creativity”?
- Is there something called “philosophical art”? How different would it be from “modern art”?
- How can we define Beauty?
- Can the artist understand/talk to the scientist?
Philosophy challenges Science:
- Science talks of endless progress: is it possible?
- Is there a difference between technology and science?
- Is there a blind belief in the answers of science?
- Does science really help us in knowing ourselves and our purpose as human beings?
- Can the scientist understand/talk to the spiritual man?
Philosophy challenges Spirituality:
- What is the common understanding of “spirituality”?
- From where comes the need for spirituality?
- Are spirituality and religiousness the same?
- What is the place of Wisdom in spirituality?
- Can the spiritual man understand/talk to the philosopher?
Each of these days will consist of a SEMINAR FOLLOWED BY A SOCRATIC DEBATE.
We will start every day at 7:30 PM until 10:30 PM
SEE YOU THERE !