With the participation of prominent academics from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), the Generatio Nova Univérsitas academic movement will carry out the “Second Virtual Week of Philosophy 2021”.
The event, organized within the framework of the celebration of World Philosophy Day, will take place from November 15 to 18 with the theme “Taking up the branches of philosophy”.
World Philosophy Day, which is celebrated on the third Thursday of November each year, was instituted in 2005 by the General Conference of Unesco as a way of recognizing the decisive role that the search for wisdom plays in societies. science and culture.
The teacher William Mejía Chalas, coordinator of the event, explained that the objective of this activity is to raise awareness about the importance of philosophy, its role in critical thinking and the need for it to be promoted in study spaces.
Regarding the issue of the need to return to the branches of philosophy, he pointed out: “Going back to the first philosophical inquiries moves us to question ourselves about what things are, the admiration, the curiosity we feel about everything that surrounds us and the spectacular manifestations that appear to us in life ”.
The “Second Virtual Week of Philosophy 2021” is sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities through the Sectorial Office for Institutional Planning and Development (OSEPLANDI) in its Extension Division, and with the collaboration of the Association of Philosophy Students from Dominican Republic.
It will be broadcast through the virtual platform Zoom with the code 816-5965-8910 and on Facebook on the page of William Mejía Chalas, starting at 6:10 p.m., and on Thursday it will start at 8:00 p.m. the night.
The programming of the topics is designed as follows: History of philosophy: Philosophy yesterday and today; Metaphysics: The return to being in Aristotle; Cosmology: The interval from 3 to 5; Philosophy of Art: Contemporary Aesthetics; Philosophy and ecology: Sustainable development. While on Tuesday it will be: Logic: from thought to truth; Moral values in the individual living in extreme poverty; Ethics: Foundation of social coexistence; Ethics: Considerations regarding the Covid-19 pandemic; Theodicy: Arguments and counter arguments about the existence of God.
It will continue on Wednesday where the concept of politics in Baruch Spinoza will be presented; Social Democratic Thought in Dominican Politics; Education in values in a changing world; The philosophical incidence in educational planning; From the brain to the machine; Philosophy of technology: From presence to virtuality.
On Thursday, which is World Philosophy Day, will have the keynote participation of Dr. Leonardo Díaz with the theme “Pandemic, technoethics and virtual education.”