Next Thursday is World Philosophy Day :-D. In 2002, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared the third Thursday in November each year to be World Philosophy Day. Why does the UN think it's worthwhile to promote the study of philosophy? According to UNESCO, World Philosophy Day was created in part to "foster philosophical analysis, research and studies on major contemporary issues, so as to respond more effectively to the challenges that are confronting humanity today and to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy and its critical use in the choices arising for many societies from the effects of globalization or entry into modernity." www.un.org/en/events/philosophyday/
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