Moving from tradition to innovation
only scientific arsenal of Philosophy can help Humanity
to get practical solutions of to-day and future global problems
WORLD PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM in its nature is the unique project aiming to unite thinkers of the Earth armed
with noble intentions - to discuss existing world problems that trouble Humanity,
solely merely continuous general problems which break the world peace, those that
all of us can witness every day on TV or read in newspapers. Thus the Forum activity
is aiming to find meaningful solutions to at least some of them, those the most
dangerous problems which continue from day to day without any obvious reasons.
disasters, the political unrests and military conflicts throughout the world, the
ideological disagreements, the economic crisis, the climate-resulted cataclysms
that pounds our everyday lives are just a few of the global problems that this
human race faces.
On the other hand, we cannot fail to notice disastrous
results as observed from various groups of individuals, ethnic, race, social, nations’
and even civilizations’ conflicts, deriving from hostility and
misunderstanding, thus aggravating differences among the peoples. This can
be widely observed in European, South American, Middle East and Asian countries,
in short, just about throughout the world.
It is due to all
this, that our humane sensitivity for our home planet has driven us all into
this Forum to underline, discuss and seek solutions for, so we will be given a
chance to continue looking forward to the future existence of this human race .
Surely, most of the
people on Earth can see and understand all these problems and they all wish to
have them solved the soonest possible, but unfortunately they have no idea how to do it; if they did, they would have already applied the right solution to all of them. We do
also notice, that every now and then groups of experts, mostly politicians,
meet on various conferences trying to discuss and analyze a situation, but instead,
it continues to deteriorate with every passing day. This could very
well be a proof that the grounds of their discussions are either based on wrong
issues or targets, or the chosen solutions end up using the wrong approaches
As we all know, Humanity
has a long recorded History. Therefore the troubled periods and corresponding
approaches to solutions of problems, as they have been registered, have pointed
out the significant conclusion that serious thinking can produce practical ideas
which can lead to methods of facing each issue. And in the pages of history
there is solid indication that most of the respective and perspective ideas or
solutions originated from the simple minds of scientists and philosophers of
Ancient Greece, and the fact that the WORLD
PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM started shedding its radiant light of modern philosophical ideas
from the place where the right philosophical concept was first born, is hardly to be seen as a coincidence.
came out of ideas, and ideas were the result of proper thinking and discussions,
whereupon discussion could very well be considered a product of various creative
minds and correct positive consciousness.
And discussion of
issues at hand has its roots in Ancient Hellenic gatherings of great
philosophers, which were called Dialectic Symposiums, with the sole purpose of
brainstorming opinions and ideas, on equal basis, to produce conclusive results
to various concerns. These Symposiums came to be equally popular as the Olympic
Games, and could very well be considered too as Competition Games of Minds, of Wisdom
and Reason. These so called traditions, although prohibited a few centuries
later, Mankind found it necessary to revive them as well as the noble spirit of
the Olympic Games.
And of course, the present time is really the right time to revive them and bring forth this really important,
but formerly degraded tool to the aid of our world, in the form of WORLD PHILOSOPHICAL
FORUM and its Dialectical Symposiums with ideas equipped with wisdom, reason,
morality, conscience, values, ethics, sincerity and dignity towards humanity.
And it is now, more than ever that our world is in need of Wisdom and Morality,
should the human race consider its vital problems worthy of applicable and drastic
There is no other
reasonable alternative for Mankind for the TIME being until it is too late.
But why does Mankind
finds it so difficult to bring peoples of the Earth together to a unified
system of values or a correct ideological concept? Could it be that their
differences lie upon terrestrial nationality? Could it be that their true
differences lie upon religion beliefs? Or maybe the language barrier
contributes to this approach?
I am sure that everyone
will agree with me that together with cultural behavior, also race
characteristics, ideology, nationality, living standards, honor, faith and
social status, all contribute to restrain a unified level of values and a proper
ideology. But why do we need to bring individual different set of values within
the scope of a universally accepted code of rights? Maybe it is because Humanity should start
looking upon commonly accepted values and standards with a sincere intention,
so that the human beings of present and future generations should be given a
chance to be brought up, educated and develop social consciousness, much like
Socrates, who was the first to say: “I’m not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a
citizen of the world”.
Surely, this cannot
be accomplished by just a wishful thinking, no matter how noble the intentions
might be. Efforts should be directed to our best of capabilities, so that through
dialectic meetings, the scientists, philosophers and thinkers of the world will be in a position to
present solutions to Humanity to consider. If this comes to pass, at least the
half of Mankind’s problems will come to be solved.
So far, we have already
a lot of proposals sent to our Program committee from all over the world that are
in papers published on our website.
I am sure that this Forum’s
proceedings are merely the start of our future work. Once again, the greatness
of the philosophy via the dialectic method is called upon to present solutions
to the world.
But to make all these words materialise into actions, we should invite the majority of the thinking
minds from all countries of the planet to be united at least through becoming permanent members
of the WORLD PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM Organization. It is our duty that we should
start appropriate programs so that the consciousness training of the people of
the World towards global issues in each country is strengthened in their number.
Only in this way we can overcome our problems and unite the Humanity to an
entire human society, to a single living organism. I hope we can do it together
with all of you, and hopefully with all other thinkers of the world who, I
hope, will join this activity from now on.
Vice-President of the World Philosophical Forum