Created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2002, World Philosophy Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of November.
According to the United Nations, the aims of World Philosophy Day are to:
1. to renew the national, subregional, regional and international commitment to philosophy;
2. to foster philosophical analysis, research and studies on major contemporary issues, so as to respond more effectively to the challenges that are confronting humanity today;
3. to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy and its critical use in the choices arising for many societies from the effects of globalization or entry into modernity;
4. to appraise the state of philosophy teaching throughout the world, with special emphasis on unequal access;
5. to underline the importance of the universalization of philosophy teaching for future generations.
World Philosophy Day: Storytelling Contest Saturday, November 21st 11am - 4pm
A Great Teacher Who Impacted Me
An Acropolis Boston Special Event
Do you have a story of a great teacher who helped you become who are you today based on what they shared of themselves? We invite you to tell that story about your teacher to not only pay tribute to that person, but allow the community to partake in the wisdom you gained by their example.