World Philosophy Day
19 November, 2015
The third Thursday of November marks World Philosophy Day. A day that was first introduced by UNESCO in 2002 with the aim of honouring philosophical reflection and providing a platform for which to do so. The day provides the opportunity for a renewal of national, sub regional, regional and international commitment to philosophy. Furthermore it raises public awareness of the importance of philosophy and its application to an increasingly globalised world.
In November 2015, we convened a meeting in Switzerland on The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge: towards a common understanding of Logic? The event brought together representatives from the disciplines of science, religion and philosophy to discuss a common understand of logic. The event saw an array of participants from the disciplines of science, religion, and philosophy unpick what it means to have a common understanding of logic. The notion of logic stemmed from our previous conference in 2014 on The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge: towards a common understanding of Truth?
The sessions that were dedicated to Philosophy provided new areas of explanation as to there being common ground and a common understanding. The prominence of philosophy within the discussions highlighted the importance of the discipline in bridging a gap between science and religion.