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World Philosophy Day Celebrated Nov. 16 and 18



Article Published: Oct. 28, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Appalachian State University's Department of Philosophy and Religion will host World Philosophy Day events Nov. 16 and 18 on campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Dr. Michael Funk Deckard of Lenoir-Rhyne University will give a lecture on "The Ethics of Killing in War: Debating Coetzee, Mulhall and McMahan" at 6:30 p.m. in I.G. Greer room 118 campus.

On Thursday, Nov. 18, there will be a screening of the film, A Film Unfinished, at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenbriar Theatre in Plemmons Student Union on campus. The film is a documentary by Yael Hersonski about the making of a Nazi propaganda film, Warsaw Ghetto.

World Philosophy Day was initiated by UNESCO and takes place every year to encourage reflection, debate and exchange of culture. The theme this year is "Philosophy, cultural diversity and rapprochement of cultures."

The World Philosophy Day events are sponsored by Appalachian's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information, contact Monique Lanoix at (828) 262-2422 or (lanoixm@appstate.edu) , or contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at (828) 262-2311 or (holocaust@appstate.edu)

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