World Philosophy Day

Today, 11/19/15, is a day that the United Nations has named philosophy day! It was started back in 2005 at the General Conference and is now celebrated every third Thursday of November. In light of all the shootings, acts of terror, government corruption and general intolerance going on in our country and world in general it seems like we could all use a philosophy day. It has been said that this day highlights the importance of this discipline, especially for young people, underlining that “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.”

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s