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Young philosophers in Monaco

Young philosophers in Monaco

By Staff Writer - May 7, 2019

The Monaco Philosophical Encounters, under the chairmanship of Charlotte Casiraghi, has organised an event titled ‘Young Philosophers’. It will run from 8th to 11th May and aims to make philosophy accessible to all young people.

Organised by Joseph Cohen, Robert Maggiori and Raphael Zagury-Orly, ‘Les Journées Young Philosophers’ is open to everyone who wants to familiarise themselves with philosophy.

The New National Museum of Monaco – Villa Sauber is presenting works created by children from the Grandes Sections Maternelle des écoles de Monaco, in coordination with the Department of Education, Youth and Sports, on the theme of ‘The human’.

On Thursday 9th May, the Princess Grace Theatre is hosting the theatrical creation ‘The Poet and the Philosopher’, inspired by Jean Cocteau’s Orphée and Plato’s Apologie de Socrate, which is the result of the support of the Direction of Education, Youth and Sports in association with Jean Cocteau Theatrical Encounters. The performance will be followed by a dialogue with Robert Maggiori, philosopher and founding member of the Monaco Philosophical Meetings.

On Friday 10th, from 7pm to 9pm at the Princess Grace Theatre, there will be a conference titled ‘Adolescences’, presented by Claire Chazal, journalist and author, with sociologist Hakima Ait el Cadi, Manuella de Luca, psychiatrist and director of the magazine Adolescence, and Claire Marin, philosopher, teacher and director of the Philophile collection at Gallimard. Tickets start at €15 (free for students and under 25 on presentation of proof). All profits will be donated to the association Jeune J’écoute.

Saturday 11th May will see a round table at the Technical and Hospitality High School. ‘Comment la philosophie pense l’enfance’ will be presented by Raphael Zagury-Orly, philosopher and founding member of the Monaco Philosophical Meetings, with the philosophers Paul Audi, André Charrak and Pierre Guenancia.

There will be another round table, ‘Reading, growing up, thinking’, and it will be presented by Edwige Chirouter, holder of the UNESCO Chair “Practices of philosophy with children” with Nicole Lambert, author and creator of comics and Claire Marin, philosopher, teacher and director of the Philophile collection at Gallimard.

In collaboration with the Directorate of Education, Youth and Sports and teachers of schools in Monaco, invited philosophers will be in residence in colleges the day of Thursday 9th May and in high schools the day of Friday 10th May, as well as at the Technical and Hospitality High School.

A philosophical magazine created by the children and teachers of seven primary classes will be published during the “Young Philosophers” Days.

There will also be a book titled “Childhood and Violence” by Charlotte Casiraghi and Boris Cyrulnik, published by The Monaco Philosophical Encounters following the lecture given in February 2018 at the Princess Grace Theatre in Monaco.

Information and reservations:

Tel. +377 99 99 44 55

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