By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.

The UQ School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry in conjunction with the Queensland Philosophy Education Network (QPEN), and UQ Philosophy Research Higher Degree students will hold a range of activities to celebrate World Philosophy Day.

12.00 - 1.30pm Dr Who, facebook, and Kim Kardashian!
A symposium on pop culture and philosophy with:
  • Elese Dowden (UQ)
  • George Nguyen (UQ)
  • Michael Vincent (UQ)
1.30 - 2.00pm Light refreshments
2.00 - 3.30pm Camus as a way of life: the surfer, the gamer and the guillotine
A Round Table conversation with:
  • Daniel Brennan (Bond)
  • Marguerite La Caze (UQ)
  • Liam Miller (UQ)
3.30 - 4.00pm Light refreshments
4.00 - 5.30pm Sex, Feminism and Philosophy of Life
World Philosophy Day Public Lecture with:
  • Merle Thornton (AM)
Introduction and Chair: Rachel Nolan (UQ)
5.30 - 6.00pm Drinks and canapés
6.00 - 7.30pm Three Wise Women
A panel discussion with:
  • Mary Graham (Associate Adjunct Professor, POLSIS, UQ; Doctor of the University, QUT)
  • Freya Mathews on video (Adjunct Professor of Environmental Philosophy, La Trobe)
  • Merle Thornton (AM)
Facilitator: Michelle Boulous Walker (UQ)
7.30 - 8.00pm Close
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