World Philosophy Day 2022 | Quotes to share, theme and story of the day

World Philosophy Day 2022

World Philosophy Day is celebrated every year on the third Thursday of November. The day was proclaimed by UNESCO and was first celebrated on November 21, 2022.

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when viewed as an academic discipline. It is also a theory or attitude that serves as a guiding principle for behavior.

This is why each year UNESCO highlights the enduring value of the subject for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. The day aims to raise awareness of philosophy and its crucial role in understanding our past, present and future.

The day was first celebrated in 2002, and in 2005 UNESCO found it necessary to institutionalize the celebration of philosophical reflection around the world.

In 2007, UNESCO published a 726-page multilingual program and meeting document on the Proceedings of the General Conference, 33rd session Paris, 2005. It was to commemorate World Philosophy Day and highlight its importance to young people and as a discipline.

theme of the year

A theme is added to World Philosophy Day each year so that the focus remains on a particular topic of importance. The theme of World Philosophy Day 2022 is “The Human of the Future”. This year, UNESCO and Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains organized a symposium and an exhibition.

The event will have been developed around the themes of natural sciences (the non-human), post-colonialism, technological issues, gender, waste, fictitious inventions and anthropology.

Quotes to share

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. -Albert Einstein

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Without music life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever existed. -Margaret Mead

“You speak when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“We must dare to be ourselves, however scary or strange our selves may be.” -May Sarton

“It’s hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering the reasons behind them!” -Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do not be afraid to be eccentric in your opinions, for any opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” -Bertrand Russell

“Even by teaching, men learn” – Seneca the Younger

“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance” – Socrates

“If God didn’t exist, he would have to be invented” – Voltaire

“It is patently absurd; but he who wants to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities” – Bertrand Russell

“There is only one thing you can count on a philosopher to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers” – William James

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle

“Only one man ever understood me, and he didn’t understand me” – GWF Hegel

“The mind is provided with ideas by experience alone” – John Locke

“Life must be understood upside down. But it has to be experienced first” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know” – Bertrand Russell

“Is man simply a mistake of God? Or is God just a mistake of man? -Friedrich Nietzsche

“I would never die for my beliefs because I could be wrong” – Bertrand Russell

“Religion is the sign of the oppressed…it is the opium of the people” – Karl Marx

“Happiness is the greatest good” – Aristotle

“If men were born free, they would have, as long as they remained free, no conception of good and evil” – Baruch Spinoza

“Man is born free, but everywhere is chained” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest” – Denis Diderot

“If you want to be a true seeker of truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as much as possible, of all things” – René


“Happiness lies in virtuous activity, and perfect happiness lies in the best activity, which is contemplative” – ​​Aristotle

“I can control my passions and emotions if I can understand their nature” – Spinoza

“Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the goal, however, is to change it” – Karl Marx

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