You are currently viewing World Philosophy Day
World Philosophy Day

World Philosophy Day

  • Post author:
  • Post category:World
  • Post last modified:17/11/2022
  • Reading time:4 mins read

KARACHI (UNESCO): By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.

Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice that can transform societies.

By enabling to discover the diversity of the intellectual currents in the world, philosophy stimulates intercultural dialogue.

By awakening minds to the exercise of thinking and the reasoned confrontation of opinions, philosophy helps to build a more tolerant, more respectful society.

It thus helps to understand and respond to major contemporary challenges by creating the intellectual conditions for change.

In a hyper-technologized world, the very concept of humanity is in constant evolution.

What do we call human today?

What do we continue to call human despite the obvious historical evolution and the uncertain future we face?

Are we witnessing a transfiguration so radical that its own definition, in addition to the humanistic horizon, is outdated?

How can we envisage the new figures of the human in the future?

There are no simple answers to these questions, but rapid digitalization is undoubtedly having an impact.

With its unique mandate, UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector provides an ideal forum for interrogating these ethical and epistemological dilemmas, and offers a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective, bringing together various fields of knowledge.

In collaboration with Le Fresnoy- Studio national des arts contemporains, a post-graduate art and audiovisual research center, a program has been developed around the following themes and disciplinary structuring fields:


Natural sciences (the non-human),


Technology issues,



Fictional inventions,

Perspective of long time,


Dr. Iffet Sultana

Prof. Dr. Iffet Sultana PhD (Education), IQRA University, M.Phil. (Environmental Education) IQRA University, Master’s in Educational Administration & Management (University of Karachi). Dr. Iffet Sultana has been associated with IQRA University as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Management Sciences, Department of Business Administration since 2013. Her PhD Thesis is on “Girls’ Access & Equity in Primary Education in the Slum Areas of Karachi”. In the past, she has worked for the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan. She has presented numerous research papers in National and International Conferences. Her areas of special interest are Girls’ Education, Inclusive Education, Environmental Education and Gender Studies. She has been actively teaching and stimulating student’s interest in Social Science and Developmental Sciences Subjects including Education, Sociology, Psychology & other Contemporary Subjects. Dr. Sultana is also associated with various NGOs in the capacity of Consultant. Writes for News as Contributing Editor (particularly focusing on the UN International Days.)