For a plural coexistence in a common world
The establishment of the International School of Intercultural Philosophy is a result of the work of the two intercontinental dialogue projects founded and coordinated by Raúl Fornet-Betancourt: the International Seminars of the “North-South” Dialogue Program and the International Congresses of Intercultural Philosophy, which have existed since 1989 and 1995 respectively.
The Escuela International de Filosofía Intercultural [=EIFI] was founded on November 11, 2017 in Barcelona in the context of the conclusion of the XIIth International Congress for Intercultural Philosophy. With the approval of the statutes by the founding members present, the election of the committees and the international scientific advisory board as well as the appointment of the teaching and research teams confirmed the act in question.
The school responds to the central challenge of a human and just coexistence in cultural diversity with a broad spectrum of specific goals (cf. statutes), which it wants to promote and deepen with collaborative work. As it approaches these goals, the school offers courses, seminars and congresses, research and study visits, and creates an area for critical reflection on cultural diversity in our global societies.
The school further supports the establishment of a specialist library and will document its work and that of its members in two series of publications: ‘Concordia’ International Journal of Philosophy, and ‘Concordia’ Series Monographs. It will further count on the collaboration of ‘Topologik’ International Journal of Philosophy, Educational and Social Sciences in both its print and digital editions.
In the summer of 2018, the EIFI will hold a series of seminars on the central themes of the school – philosophy, spirituality, society. For more information on the seminar series, please refer to the announcements on this homepage.
The statutes of the EIFI and the presentation of its organization and committees will provide you with more detailed information about this initiative.
In 2019, the EIFI organizes a series of six seminars dedicated to the "dialogue of Europe with its own diversity". The intention of this series is to analyze the actual situation of the question for identity in the different European countries. At the same time it is intended to discuss some perspectives for a social renewal in Europe. The four seminars of this series discussed the situation in the countries of Southeastern Europe an in Eastern Europe, in the Mediterranean and the central region of Europe. This series of seminars will continue on October 26th, with an analysis of the situation in Catalonia. The conclusive seminar on Dicember 13th and 14th will be dedicated to the evaluation of this debate and to the analysis of ways how philosophy can answer to populism and nihilism in Europe today.
The activities of the School will be documented in two publication series: Concordia. International Journal of Philosophy and Concordia. Monographic studies. At the same time, there is a collaboration with Topologik. International Journal of Philosophy, Educational and Social Science.
The School is founded from the horizon of humanity, which reconciled through an intercultural dialogue, inhabits this Earth, in peace with itself and with the Cosmos.
Purpose and Objectives
The School intends to support the work of intercultural philosophy in favour of an epistemological and social balance in the world.
The School’s activities focus on three main areas:
• Organisation of courses, seminars and
• Advising and accompanying research work and
stays of individuals and groups
• Formation and research teams
• Specialized library
• Regular publications
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INTERNACIONAL SCHOOL FOR INTERCULTURAL PHILOSOPHY
For a plural coexistence
in a common world
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