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World Philosophy Day 2017: political philosophy across the globe [map]

The third Thursday in November marks World Philosophy Day, an event founded by UNESCO to emphasise the importance of philosophy in the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. This year, the OUP Philosophy team have decided to incorporate the Oxford Philosophy Festival theme of applying philosophy in politics to our World Philosophy Day content. If you would like to read further about this topic, visit our content hub for a curated list of online resources on the topics being covered by the speakers.

We have also put together an interactive map with some of the many fascinating political philosophers from across the globe. Find out more about different perceptions of political philosophy around the world, as well as some of the areas of overlap.

Map background: CIA WorldFactBook-Political world. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Featured image: Galaxy world map by 3333873. Public domain via Pixabay.

Recent Comments

  1. Kate Keeley

    Neat idea for a map, but may I suggest checking out ArcGIS Online and creating a REAL interactive map instead of an interactive image? This would make it possible to zoom in on Europe, where most of your philosophers are from!

  2. Tek

    Do the Bhutanese development philosophy of Gross National Happiness find a place on this map and World Philosophy Day?

  3. BearBear

    Seriously, this would be SO COOL if I could read all the names on the map from my iPhone. Too close together. Can only see like 6 different people

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