World Philosophy Day at Kutztown
Upcoming World Philosophy Day 2016
"Living for One World"
Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
Laureate Professor at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics ast the University of Melbourne
Thursday, November 17th
7:00 p.m. Scheaffer Auditorium
Celebrating World Philosophy Day
Dr. Chomsky Lecturing in Schaeffer Auditorium
Student/Faculty Discussion with Dr. Chomsky
KUTZTOWN, Pa.— Dr. Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, political activist and linguist, spoke to a capacity audience at Kutztown University's Schaeffer Auditorium on Nov. 21, 2011.
Media Coverage of Professor Chomsky's Visit:
Noam Chomsky Sells Out KU Auditorium WFMZ (69 News)
Chomsky Blasts American Stance on UN Reading Eagle
Every year UNESCO celebrates World Philosophy Day to honor philosophical reflection around the world. Celebrations normally take place on or around the third Thursday of November. It is a day for sharing thoughts and reflecting upon new ideas for addressing challenges faced by humanity. The purpose is to reinforce our shared humanity through philosophical reflection.
The Department of Philosophy at Kutztown University celebrates the day regularly through a series of annual lectures delivered by eminent philosophers, intellectuals, and public figures. The idea is to highlight the importance of philosophical thinking for addressing problems of the contemporary information age. Philosophical reflection can play a critical role in rounding out our personal and societal lives in the “global village” that our world has become. Students and professors at KU’s Philosophy Department are focused on doing their part to help philosophy play this role.