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Are we witnessing a transfiguration so radical that its own definition, in addition to the humanistic horizon, is outdated?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