"Time and space" needed for philosophy to flourish

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Sculpture “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin. World Philosophy Day takes place every November. Photo: Hans Andersen

In a world experiencing an overload of information, people need to practice deep thinking or philosophy, according to a representative from the UN's educational, scientific and cultural organisation- UNESCO.

To commemorate World Philosophy Day which takes place annually on the 17th of November, the agency will host a twelve hour nocturnal event called "A Night of Philosophy."

The event will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, on the 18th of November , where participants can sample different aspects of philosophy and witness artistic installations, whilst sipping red wine.

Priyanka Shankar spoke to UNESCO's John Crowley about the significance of philosophy in today's world and the purpose behind the overnight event.

Duration: 5’06″

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