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World Philosophy Day at Kutztown

Upcoming World Philosophy Day 2016

"Living for One World"  Peter Singer  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

"Living for One World"

Peter Singer

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.