World Philosophy Day 2013
Celebrating World Philosophy Day:
Every year UNESCO celebrates World Philosophy Day to honor philosophical reflection around the world. Celebrations normally take place on or around the third Thursday of November. It is a day for sharing thoughts and reflecting upon new ideas for addressing challenges faced by humanity. The purpose is to reinforce our shared humanity through philosophical reflection.
Dr. Michele Moody-Adams
Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory
Will deliver the third UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture
at Kutztown University
"Cultural Diversity, Globalization and the Future of Democratic Citizenship"
Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Academic Forum 200
Michele Moody-Adams has taught at Cornell University, Indiana University, The University of Rochester, and Wellesley College. She has served as an academic administrator for a good portion of her career, most recently as Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education in Arts and Sciences at Columbia from 2009-2011. She has published broadly in ethics, political philosophy and the history of philosophy, and is the author of a widely cited book on moral relativism and moral objectivity, Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture and Philosophy. She is currently working on a series of interrelated topics in democratic theory: including the problem of democratic stability, the problem of democratic disagreement, democracy and civic virtues, and the relationship between memory and democracy.