Thursday, November 21, 2013

Philosophically speaking...

Photo: Michael Zanghellini / Liechtensteiner Volksblatt
On the occasion of the World Philosophy day, the "International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein" -- Longest name for a university that does not have a name in it ever?! -- is currently hosting a three night series of lectures about (you guessed it) philosophy. As Prince Nikolaus is the President of the Board of Trustees of the private, state-recognised university, he was a natural guest for last night's first lecture and also held the opening speech for the event which is continuing through today until tomorrow. It wouldn't surprise me if he also attended tonight's and tomorrow's lectures though I guess that we will never come to know about it. During his speech, Prince Nikolaus said that the question of the meaning of life becomes more and more difficult to answer for young people considering the variety of options and while philosophy will not be able to give a definite answer to these and questions of morality, it will help to bring order to the fundamental questions of life, society, politics, culture and economy.

Source: Volksblatt

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