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World Philosophy Day

The Wisdom of the World in Stories and Myths

We usually think of philosophy being expressed through essays and treatises, but if we see philosophy as a search for wisdom and truth, then we will find such wisdom equally well expressed in stories and myths. Plato used myth to transmit transcendent truths, while Sufi mystics and Zen masters used humorous tales to awaken a different way of looking at the world. Before the word ‘philosophy’ was even invented, the philosophical attitude existed and was transmitted through fantastic stories and mythical symbols.

This evening, which celebrates UNESCO’s ‘World Philosophy Day’, will celebrate an alternative and very effective way through which philosophy has been popularized throughout the ages. Come along for an evening of entertainment, deep thinking, good food and conversation.


Various speakers | talks


Date and Time:

20 November 2014 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
N1 2UN

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£8 (£5 concessions)

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