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

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.

11.30- 1.00pm Women and Public Spaces

A symposium with PhD Students:

  • Federica Caso (School of Political Science and International Studies, UQ)
  • Hora Zabarjadi Sar (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, UQ)
  • Sameema Zahra (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, UQ)


1.00- 1.30pm Break

1.30- 3.00 pm                                             

Three Wise Women

A panel discussion with:  

  • Mary Graham (Associate Adjunct Professor, POLSIS, UQ)
  • Karin Murris (Professor of Pedagogy and Philosophy, School of Education, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Margeruite La Caze (Associate Professor in Philosophy, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland)                   

3.00- 3.30  pm

Light refreshments

3.30- 5.00 pm

Posthuman Child and the Diffractive Teacher: Decolonising the Nature/Culture Binary

World Philosophy Day Public Lecuture with: 

  • Karin Murris (University of Cape Town)

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