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IV World Symposium 2014

October 30th thru November 2nd - Santiago (Chile) / Attigliano (Italy)

International Symposium: Ethics in knowledge
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“In a southern region of the world, in the locality of Punta de Vacas, near the roof of the West and during 3 days, over 500 people from all corners of the world: academics, politicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students and specialists in a diversity of disciplines, met to interchange about the present world situation and the necessary contributions to be made from all fields of knowledge in order to improve life in the planet.”

The 1° Symposium of the International World Center of Humanist Studies: "ETHICS IN KNOWLEDGE” opened at the Victor Jara Hall of the University of Santiago de Chile on November 11th, 2008, and continued on Nov 12th at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. The framework for the need of an ethical approach for all fields of human activity at the present time was developed.

Read the already available papers (in July 2009 the upload has started)

The Symposium continued during 3 days (November 13, 14 and 15, 2008) at the Park Punta de Vacas, Argentina (www.parquepuntadevacas.org).

During the inauguration, the World Federation of Humanist Centers of Studies was formed, with the first 17 Centers in 3 continents.

Over the 3 following days there were 6 Round Tables and 14 Workshops of interchange, with the participation of 62 panelists from 21 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, on the following themes:

  • “The vision of Universalistic Humanism”
  • “Ethics in Political Action”
  • “Ethics in Exact and Natural Sciences”
  • “Ethics in Social Sciences”
  • “Ethics in Health and Education”
  • “Ethics, Culture and Spirituality”.

There were 3 book presentations of the World Center of Humanist Studies, 4 showings of documentaries and 3 Conferences. In addition "The Structural Dynamic Method", with which the Centers carry out their studies worldwide, was presented.

The work was accompanied by artistic exhibitions, live music, ceremonies of well-being, outdoor activities, shared meals, astronomical observations and typical food tasting.

In a southern region of the world, in the locality of Punta de Vacas, near the roof of the West and during 3 days, over 500 people from all corners of the world: academics, politicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students and specialists in a diversity of disciplines, met to interchange about the present world situation and the necessary contributions to be made from all fields of knowledge in order to improve life in the planet.

In a multicultural atmosphere in content, form and themes, we, the participants decided to undertake and disseminate widely the following ethical commitment: 

I choose and commit myself:

“To impel the development of knowledge above what is accepted as the absolute truth.
I commit myself to apply this knowledge only for the well-being of the human being, in order to overcome pain and suffering”.

The Symposium closed with an ethical commitment and with the official launch of the World March for Peace and Non Violence. www.marchamundial.org/en

The next Symposium of the World Centre of Humanist Studies is to take place at Attigliano Park, Italy (www.parcoattigliano.eu), during the second half of 2010.

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