World Philosophy Day

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World Philosophy Day

On November 17, World Philosophy Day was celebrated at International University for the Humanities and Development. This Day was proclaimed by UNESCO and is celebrated on the third Thursday of November worldwide.

In this way, UNESCO draws attention to the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought in every culture and every person. UNESCO reminds that philosophy is not only a fascinating scientific discipline, but also a practice of everyday life that can transform societies. Acquainting us with the diversity of intellectual currents existing in the world, philosophy contributes to the dialogue of cultures. By stimulating an interest in thinking and constructive exchange of opinions, it contributes to the creation of a society that is better regarded for the principles of tolerance and respect.

This year the celebration of World Philosophy Day coincided with the grand opening of the Philosophy Club of the University. The purpose of this club is to stimulate the study of philosophy among today's youth and designed to help students improve their knowledge.

It is especially important to note that during the solemn event, special attention was paid to the section dedicated to the great Turkmen poet and thinker Magtymguly Pyragy. As we know, the year 2024 will be dedicated to the Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy. This decision was made at the 39th meeting of the Permanent Council of Ministers of Culture of TURKSOY, held in Bursa, the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2022.

As part of the event, six thematic exhibitions were organized in the lobby that included sections of philosophy, ethics, epistemology of metaphysics, logic and psychology. Various paintings and artificial sculptures were exhibited, made by the students themselves in the specialization of philosophy.

The ceremony was opened by the teaching staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences, after the Head of Philosophy Club delivered the opening speech. After that, the students of the faculty performed songs in Turkmen and English languages. Separately, it is worth noting the performance of the poem by Magtymguly Pyragy and Durdy shahyr. It is generally accepted that Magtymguly left a huge legacy of poetry and wisdom. After that, the stage game "The Game of Imitation" was performed by members of the Philosophy Club. The festive event was concluded with the song “Watan”.

Holding such thematic celebrations at an international university as the celebration of World Philosophy Day helps young students to find a common platform for discussing the global sociocultural transformations that taking place in society, familiarize people with the philosophical heritage, and open up the sphere of thinking for new progressive ideas.