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What Is World Philosophy Day 2022, And Why Is It Important?

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World Philosophy Day 2022, And Why Is It Important

What Is World Philosophy Day 2022, And Why Is It Important?
What Is World Philosophy Day 2022, And Why Is It Important?


World Philosophy Day seeks to promote human thought, new ideas and critical thinking to confront today's challenges. Philosophy refers to the study of knowledge, experience, existence and reality. According to the United Nations, philosophy provides the conceptual bases of principles and values on which world peace depends: democracy, human rights, justice and equality.

World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2005. Since then, every third Thursday of November has served as a celebration of philosophical knowledge.

Rene Descartes is considered to be the father of modern Western philosophy. He is widely credited with being the first to use the concept of reason to develop the natural sciences. He lived from 1596 to 1650.


Thales of Miletus is widely considered to be the father of philosophy. He was a Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer that lived around 624-546BC.

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond. – George Wilhelm Friedrich Hege


What is World Philosophy Day?

Wikipedia defines world philosophy day as "a day devoted to the philosophy of world thinkers, mainly by UNESCO." It further says that the day was proclaimed on November 17, 2005 by UNESCO in an effort to highlight the significance of philosophy in bringing about a positive impact in the world.

Part of the reasoning behind the UNESCO's initiative is that it connects philosophy with the philosophy of other cultures and continents.

When talking about World Philosophy Day, I am mostly inspired by the founder of this yearly event: George William Ferdinand Hege. Hege is a German philosopher who wrote The History of the Idea of Human Nature and several other books and is considered to be one of the most influential philosophers of the late nineteenth century.

Why is it important?

World Philosophy Day has its origins in the International Year of Philosophy, proclaimed by UNESCO in 1995, when it was determined that the philosophy of world peace should be an ongoing concern for all nations. A proposed UNESCO mandate for World Philosophy Day was eventually rejected.

In 1998, to mark the 4th World Philosophy Day, the Club of Rome, the think tank behind the widely disseminated "Limits to Growth" model, declared that: "philosophy matters, because thinking matters and, because thinking matters, world problems can be solved."

Of course, philosophy as a subject is not limited to World Philosophy Day. Many countries and universities have established courses and faculties to study philosophy.

How did philosophy come about?

It is believed that Socrates taught philosophy to Alexander the Great in the fifth century BC. Aristotle was one of the most influential philosophers in the western world. He was born in 384 BC and died in 322 BC. He is widely considered to be the father of logic.

Philosophy was the subject of a famous bet between the two Greek philosophers: Plato and Socrates. The bet was over the nature of the soul. Plato claimed that there was an eternal, unified and indestructible soul that existed outside of the body. Socrates argued that this soul was an illusion.

In the 6th century BC, Neoplatonism emerged from the teachings of Socrates and Plato. Neoplatonism is a holistic philosophy that sought to unify human experience with the spiritual world and the cosmos.

What is the purpose of philosophy?

Philosophy is considered as a subject that can only be justified through empirical or empirical-practical knowledge.

To write philosophy, you need an objective attitude toward life, and the ability to conduct research in different fields and in different cultures. You need not have the explicit intent of entertaining different ideas, but must be able to read other authors and to appreciate different realities.

Who are some famous philosophers?

The following are a few world philosophers and philosophers who have done significant work in the fields of philosophy, politics, economics, human rights and science.

Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes was an important philosopher in the scientific revolution. He was the founder of modern scientific method. Descartes' "cogito, ergo sum" phrase is widely used in philosophy. The quote reads, "I think, therefore I am."

Descartes is renowned for his refusal to accept external reality as ultimate reality.

On August 14, 1701, Descartes resigned his chair at the Parisian university, arguing that the progress of the physical sciences made his research superfluous.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Hegel was an important German philosopher of the 19th Century.

René Descartes
Some of his writings can be found here.

Diderot was a French philosopher, born in France in 1685.

It's been said that most of the inventions in modern society have come about through the efforts of philosophers such as Descartes, George Berkeley, David Hume and Immanuel Kant. He died on June 10, 1804.

Moussa Dembele

Google Doodle

Google published a Doodle on its homepage, which appeared for half an hour, on November 10, to celebrate the Day. In the Doodle, you can see a new emoji, which are different from the usual, and which are used in place of the name of a person.

There are people from around the world involved in philosophy.

Thales of Miletus
Before the birth of western philosophy, the world was ruled by many different religions. They all claimed to have the One Truth. The word 'Truth' was not in common usage in the ancient world. As a result, those living in Greece and the Middle East believed that knowledge of God was possible. They used many tools to help them gain insight into reality.

This search led to the development of two major scientific theories. The Pythagorean theorem and the theory of Euclid. Euclid was born in Ancient Greece in 300BC and is considered to be the father of geometry.

Mathematics and geography were also strongly influenced by the Greeks and the Middle East. For example, they developed many tools to help them explore this new world.

George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Another renowned philosopher is German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. He is the creator of the philosophy of dialectical materialism, which postulates that things and events are fundamentally the same and must be understood as such. Hegel is generally considered to be the founder of modern western philosophy. He lived from 1807 to 1831.

The Ancient Greek philosopher Plato, sometimes referred to as Plato the Great, is widely regarded as the "father of western philosophy". Plato introduced the nine virtues of wisdom, justice, courage, wisdom, courage, wisdom, purity, humility and moderation. He lived from 429-347BC.

Aristotle is often credited with introducing physics, metaphysics, and mathematics to Western philosophy.

Conclusion

World Philosophy Day is a day for people to explore the philosophical aspects of their everyday life. It is a chance for people to reflect on their understanding of the world and how they see the world around them.

As a world community, we need to strive to make philosophy as important as medicine and as important as science. For many countries, philosophy is not as relevant to their daily lives as it is in the west. The reason for this is because people here don't have access to philosophical perspectives.

This is why this day is important. To raise awareness, our knowledge needs to spread beyond Europe and the United States. We need to show that this intellectual pursuit is relevant in our day-to-day lives.

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Quotes For World Philosophy Day 2021-2022 

--  "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." -- (Mahatma Gandhi)

-- "I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."--  (Rabindra Nath Tagore)

-- "Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true." -- (Swami Vivekananda)

-- "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."-- (Aristotle)

-- "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."-- (Socrates)