UNESCO's World Philosophy Day
UNESCO supports the teaching of philosophy for children and has described the inclusion of philosophy in education as ‘a significant contribution to quality education’.
Our events are only made possible by volunteer philosophers, and support from individual donations, funders and organisations willing to help us, to all of them: thank you.
World Philosophy Day was established by UNESCO in 2008 as a way to support and promote the teaching of philosophy to children. It is held on the third Thursday of November every year. You can see films and read about The Philosophy Foundation’s celebrations below.
World Philosophy Day 2022
Thursday 17th November 2022
The Art of Happiness with Epicurus and friends
Is pleasure important to you? Do you want more of it? Do you dislike pain and suffering? If so, then join us to improve how you approach pleasure and pain in your life according to the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus (and maybe one or two others) who had some useful things to say about our relationship to pleasure and pain.
We're running 3 online enquiries during the day where you'll consider:
How to die (and live) better 08:30am (GMT) – Do you want to start living? If so, Epicurus thought that you need to deal with fear of death. Well, he had ways of doing so. Come and join us to find out how, so that you can stop worrying and start living the Epicurean way!
How to shop better 13:30pm (GMT) – Do you want more luxury but without the guilt and cost? Do you want to live like a king without having to pay like a king? No, this is not a burglary course! This is how to get more for less and never run out of it. To find out how to want for nothing (not want nothing!), come and join us at the Ancient Greek Agora (shopping mall!) for some shopping and spending tips!
How to eat better 19:30pm (GMT) – Do you want to enjoy food more without putting weight on? You may think this is not possible. Well, with Epicurus, think again! He has the magic formula (though it’s probably not what you think it is). Join us to find out what it is and how you can achieve the impossible.