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University Malta, Msida | ICT Auditorium

Is Humanism as a Philosophical Movement Still Relevant? Perspectives on Contemporary Realities by Christian Colombo

Can humanism as a movement be justified if the very notion of the human is undermined?

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Is Humanism as a Philosophical Movement  Still Relevant? Perspectives on Contemporary Realities by Christian Colombo
Is Humanism as a Philosophical Movement  Still Relevant? Perspectives on Contemporary Realities by Christian Colombo

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12 Oct 2023, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT+2

University Malta, Msida | ICT Auditorium, University Ring Rd, Msida, Malta

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A Talk organised by the Philosophy Sharing Foundation in collaboration with Humanists Malta

Is Humanism as a Philosophical Movement Still Relevant? Perspectives on Contemporary Realities | Dr Christian Colombo

Since the days of Enlightenment Humanism, the concept of humanism has received sustained criticism from a varying number of quarters. Despite this, there is a substantial international community that continues to campaign for the promotion of human rights under the banner of Humanism. As a movement, it continues to have widespread appeal and yet, from a post-modern and post-truth theoretical perspective, the very concept of humanism has been challenged. The question becomes: on what grounds can humanism as a movement be justified if the very notion of the human is undermined?  Prof. Christian Colombo will tackle this contentious question by analysing a number of conflicting positions as well as exploring those elements of Humanism that can be of benefit to contemporary society.

A Note About the Speaker

Christian Colombo is an Associate Professor within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Malta with a particular interest in the verification and limits of computation. He currently chairs Humanists Malta, promoting a democratic and ethical lifestance which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives.

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