MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE PARTICIPANTS AND ORGANIZERS OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF PHILOSOPHY 2019
MENSAJE DEL PAPA FRANCISCO
MESSAGE FROM NOAM CHOMSKY FOR THE OPENING OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF PHILOSOPHY
"Philosophy, Bertrand Russell advised, does not seek to give definite answers to specific questions but to awaken our sense of wonder, our ability to be puzzled about what is routinely assumed without reflection to be obvious, to “enlarge our thoughts and free them from the tyranny of custom.
That is how the sciences have progressed, dramatically so since the 17th century scientific revolution, when dogmatic verities were questioned and found severely wanting. It has how over time we have gained greater – if still limited – insight into not just how life is lived and how societies function, but beyond that to how life should be lived and how the social world should be reconstructed to approach the common good.
The National Congress of Philosophy at the University of Lanus is devoted to awakening these concerns over a wide range of urgent human problems, to enriching our understanding and to exploring ways to extricate ourselves from the ideological and policy shackles of deeply troubling times, not least for Latin America.
It should be a powerful moment of regeneration for Latin America, with valuable lessons for the entire world".
Doctor Honoris Causa de la Universidad Nacional de Lanús
The Organized Community
By Juan Domingo Perón
General Juan Domingo Perón closed the First National Congress of Philosophy with a conference that expressed the philosophical basis of his thought, which was entitled "The Organized Community".Click
Proceedings of the 1949 Congress
The First National Philosophy Congress was held in Mendoza in 1949. It represents an essential milestone to understand the Hispanic ideological consolidation of the second half of the 20th century.Click
Philosophy in the organized community
By Ana María Jaramillo
(Academic Coordinator of the Congress)
Reflections to study the unity between thought and action in the proposal made by Perón in 1949.Click