|UNESCO WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY - PHILOSOPHY: Greatest of All Journeys|
|Friday, November 23, 2012, 04:00pm - 06:00pm|
|LECTURE FREE ADMISSION|
With support from:
UNESCO New Delhi and Somaiya Vidyavihar
Travel opens your eyes and mind to a whole new world. Travel shows you that everything is beautiful in its own way. Travel makes the big world small. Travel humbles you. Travel puts things into perspective. Travel teaches you to try new things. Travel is a wonderful way to discover yourself, your likes and dislikes, your political views, your strengths, and your limitations. Travel will help you develop your own unique definition of Life, and will help you decide how to live it. An essential commonality amongst all these discoveries is, however, that they all pertain to the exploration of the personality, and are characteristics of the temporary, material body.
Consider instead, a Journey into the World of Philosophy, through which one could explore the True nature of the Eternal Self. What if such a journey were to shed light on your true identity? Would not such a journey enable you to identify and then fulfill the real needs of the soul, rather than be obsessed with the superficial needs of the personality?
Join us on our Voyage, where together we shall explore Philosophy, The Love of Wisdom.Date/Time
4PM - 6PM Friday, 23rd November 2012
Red Auditorium, SIMSAR Bldg.
Somaiya Vidyavihar, Somaiya Trust
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research
Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar(E), Mumbai - 400 077
With the support of UNESCO New Delhi and Somaiya Vidyavihar
UNESCO World Philosophy Day
Since its formulation at the end of World War II, UNESCO has used the medium of philosophy to implement the ideals that inspired its Constitution. The organization, through moral and intellectual means, would help build a world, free from hatred, fanaticism and obscurantism. During the new Organization’s first conference (London, 1945), Leon Blum, its Vice-President, pointed out that this war had essentially been ‘ideological’ and had shown how education, culture and science could be used against mankind’s common interests. During the war, philosophical concepts had been hijacked and appropriated for propaganda purposes by the totalitarian states; and, even in the democratic nations, the principles of human dignity had been pushed into the background, supplanted by the need for efficiency.
The first clause of the organization’s constitution reads “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” To achieve this, it was necessary to develop contacts and exchanges so that mutual knowledge and understanding can progress and open the way for the moral and intellectual solidarity of the human race, which is the only way to ensure lasting and real peace.As a result, UNESCO tried to spread, implement, and even popularize an international philosophical culture, which was meant to reinforce respect for the human person, love of peace, hatred of narrow-minded nationalism and of the reign of strength, solidarity and commitment to an ideal of culture.
The founders of UNESCO did not limit philosophy to the speculative field of pure metaphysics, normative and theoretical ethics and individual psychology, but saw it as reaching out to the borders not only of human knowledge but also of all human activity.” UNESCO World Philosophy Day is one of many initiatives that celebrate this spirit of universal fraternity.
|Location : SIMSAR Bldg, Somaiya Vidyavihar|