23rd World Congress of Philosophy

August 4, 2013
School of Philosophy, University of Athens

University Campus
15703 Zografos


  • International Federation of Philosophical Societies
  • Greek Philosophical Society

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The World Congresses of Philosophy are organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies in collaboration with one of its member societies. The xxiii World Congress of Philosophy will be held from August 4 through August 10, 2013, in Athens, Greece, under the auspices of the Hellenic Organizing Committee, which has been constituted by the Greek Philosophical Society.

The Congress has several aims, which are to be understood as complementary:

To inquire into the world’s philosophical traditions and compare them in terms of their diverse contributions and possible mutual cross-fertilization.

To reflect on the tasks and functions of philosophy in the contemporary world, taking account of the contributions, expectations, and gaps in philosophical awareness associated with other disciplines, with political, religious, social, economic, technological, etc., activities and with diverse cultures and traditions.

To emphasize the importance of philosophical reflection for public discourse on global issues affecting humanity.

Because of its cultural history and geographical situation, Athens is an ideal location for stimulating encounters between scholars from across the world. The main theme of the 2013 Congress, ‘Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life’, emphasizing both theory and practice, recalls the declaration of Socrates that the unexamined life is not worth living.

The 2013 Congress invites discussion of the nature, roles, and responsibilities of philosophy and philosophers today. It is committed to paying heed to the problems, conflicts, inequalities, and injustices connected with the development of a planetary civilization that is at once multicultural and techno-scientific.

The tentative Program of the Congress has been announced in the official Congress website. http://www.wcp2013.gr/en/registration/registration.html

Registration Category          Price
Participants                         250€
Accompanying Persons         100€
Students                              50€
Invited Speakers                    0€

Special rates in major Athens hotels have been booked for all Congress Participants. Make sure you book your accommodation through the WCP 2013 Official Booking Secretariat to benefit from the congress rates. The brochure of proposed hotels and rates is available here http://www.wcp2013.gr/en/accommodation/accommodation.html

Athens offers a big variety of sightseeing, tours and excursions. We strongly recommend you to take full advantage of all the possibilities  that Athens and Greece offers to its visitor. There is a great variety of organized tours which can  take place before, during, or after the Congress.  AFEA, has secured spots at special rates to all available tours and excursions for all Congress Participants.

Book your tour by using the  Application Form for Tours

Private tours and guided visits can also be arranged upon request. For any inquiry regarding tours & excursions please contact reservations@wcp2013.gr

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Phone +30 210 3668842-852
Email: reservations@wcp2013.gr

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