World Philosophy Day is held on the third Thursday of November every year. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) promotes the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought as a part of each distinct culture and for each individual.
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All the questions you have ever had and many you have never thought of about philosophy will be answered for you at World Philosophy Day – an annual event hosted by The University of Queensland's School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics on Thursday, 20 November 2014 from 12.00 noon until 7.30pm, Goddard Building (#8), Room 139 (08-139), UQ, St Lucia Campus.
As the major provider of philosophy courses in Queensland UQ's School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics and its staff maintain international reputations and run successful teaching and research programs in the discipline. In fact, three of seven recent University of Queensland Rhodes scholars have been either History or Philosophy majors. Philosophy staff actively promote international engagement through maintaining contact with international philosophy departments and scholars.
Philosophy has extensive links to other disciplines including Biomedicine, Cognitive Science, Criminology, Education, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Law, Mathematics, Peace and Conflict Studies, the Sciences (including the Life Sciences and Physics) and Psychology.
This year the event will be held in conjunction with Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL), UQ's Student Philosophy Association and the East Brisbane State School. The University's Philosophy Research Higher Degree students will conduct a range of activities celebrating the fundamental ethos supporting the motivations behind World Philosophy Day.
For the full program of the UQs World Philosophy Day look here.
For more information on this event, please contact Dr Gilbert Burgh on (07) 3365 6348 or firstname.lastname@example.org