The Monaco Philosophical Encounters, under the chairmanship of Charlotte Casiraghi and organised by Joseph Cohen, Robert Maggiori and Raphael Zagury-Orly, present a new meeting in the Principality, Les Journées “Young Philosophers” from 8th to 11th May 2019. Open to all of them, these Days are intended to familiarise, raise awareness and make philosophy accessible to young people.

Several highlights are on the program:

  • A presentation of the children’s achievements created during Philosophical Workshops on the theme of “The Human” led by the teachers of the Grandes Sections Maternelle des écoles de Monaco, in coordination with the Department of Education, Youth and Sports. New National Museum of Monaco – Villa Sauber, from May 8 to 11, from 10 am to 18.
  • A theatrical creation, “The Poet and the Philosopher”, inspired by “Orphée” by Jean Cocteau and the “Apologie de Socrate” Plato, which was created thanks to the support of the Department of Education, Youth and Sports in association with Les Rencontres Theatrales Jean Cocteau. The performance will be followed by a dialogue with Robert Maggiori, philosopher and founding members of the Monaco Philosophical Meetings. Princess Grace Theater, Thursday, May 9, 7 pm-9pm.
  • A conference, “Adolescences”, presented by Claire Chazal, journalist and author, with Hakima Ait el Cadi, sociologist, Manuella de Luca, psychiatrist and director of the magazine Adolescence and Claire Marin, philosopher, teacher and director of the Philophile collection at Gallimard. Princess Grace Theater, Friday, May 10th, 7pm to 9pm. From €15 (free for students and under 25 on presentation of proof). The profits will be entirely donated to the association Jeune J’écoute.
  • A round table, “How philosophy thinks childhood,” presented by Raphael Zagury-Orly, philosopher and founding member of the Monaco Philosophical Encounters, with the philosophers Paul Audi, André Charrak and Pierre Guenancia. Technical and Hotel High School, Saturday, 11th May, 10h / 12h.
  • A round table, “Reading, growing, thinking”, 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. Technical and Hotel High School, Saturday, 11th May, 14h / 16h.

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

A philosophical magazine realised with the children and the teachers of 7 primary classes will appear during the Days “Young Philosophers”.

On this occasion will also appear the book “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 Theater in Monaco.

The label of the UNESCO Chair “Practices of philosophy with children” was awarded in 2019 to the Monaco Philosophical Meetings.


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