High school students and their teachers are invited to join us in observing UNESCO’s World Philosophy Day at YSU on November 16, 2023. World Philosophy Day is a recognition of the value philosophy has to play in both our personal lives as well as the role it has to play in creating a more just society. As noted on the UNESCO website:
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.
When: Thursday 16 November 2023
Time: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry (“Steel Museum”) 151 West Wood Street, Youngstown
Registration: The event is free but registration is required. Register Here
For more information please contact Dr. Mark Vopat
World Philosophy Day Program (Tentative)
|9:30 a.m.||Doors Open|
|10:00 a.m.||Introductions||Dr. Charles Howell, Beaghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Youngstown State University|
|10:15 a.m.||What is Philosophy?||TBA|
|10:30 a.m.||“What You Know About America Is True But Not Real: Shifting Narratives of America”||Professor Brant Lee, University of Akron Law School|
|11:30 a.m.||Lunch||Buffet lunch by Avalon Pizzeria|
|12:30 p.m.||TBA||Dr. Alan Tomhave, Associate Dean, Youngstown State University|
|1:30 p.m.||“The Socratic Method and What You Can Eat for Breakfast”||Dr. Mark Vopat, Youngstown State University|
|2:30 p.m.||Closing Remarks||Dr. Alan Tomhave, Assistant Dean, Youngstown State University|