RIYADH: The Riyadh International Philosophy Conference brought together philosophers, scholars, historians, politicians, and artists from around the world to help drive research in the field of humanities, the CEO of the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission told Arab News.
Mohammed Hasan Alwan said that the three-day event, which began on Thursday, delivered multifaceted content for all age groups.
He said: “Philosophy has a wide range of freedom to criticize the past and investigate the future, in the short and long term.
“As a result, we may state that the things that are contradictory to realities and possibilities of time are at the center of philosophy’s activity.”
Alwan said the conference was an attempt to figure out new research areas and find new answers in the interests of humanity.
He added: “The conference comes at a time when such cultural activities are needed to fill a vacuum that has always been unoccupied. It is also needed to reinvigorate dialogue.”
The conference has looked at pressing contemporary philosophical issues, and the subject’s role in understanding today’s world.
The event has featured 17 interactive sessions, 12 keynote and public lectures, and 13 workshops, including 11 for children aged 7 to 15.
Participants from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, The National University of the Northeast in Argentina, the Independent National University of Mexico, and the International Federation of Philosophical Societies attended.