Category: happenings

This list contains organised events in the context of the work with civil society

Introducing: Philosophical Activism

What is philosophical activism? What makes philosophy philosophical activism and how does it relate to the general notion of philosophy? If the ‘love of wisdom’ motivates, as it is said, a critical systematic approach and a reliance on rational argument, under what conditions is this critical stance to be considered

When poetry becomes suspicious – On the need for philosophical activism for global governance

[Lecture done during the Philosophical Activism workshop on the 15th of February 2013 in Ghent, Belgium] Summary Activists react against dominant political, economic or social power structures they perceive unfair. They do so by denouncing, subverting, sabotaging or damaging public emergences or institutional representations of these power structures or, in

Activities on human rights for sustainable development governance during Rio+20

 Workshop on “The Need for a Rights Based Approach to Sustainable Development Governance” Rio De Janeiro, Thursday 14 June 2012. From left to right: Gaston Meskens (The Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry, University of Ghent, Belgium), Nathalie van Haren (Both ENDS; Netherlands), Uchita de Zoysa (CED; Sri Lanka), Paul

Knowledge is not enough for global prosperity (a rational argument for human equity in sustainable development)

Contribution to the panel discussion during the “Equity, equality and pathways towards sustainability” session of the Planet Under Pressure conference (26 – 29 March 2012, London) Equity seems to be an easy topic compared to all the other tackled at this conference. First: we don’t need new knowledge to argue

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