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The first International Congress of Philosophy was held in Paris in 1900 on the occasion of the “Universal Exhibition”. Among the participants were Henri Bergson, Maurice Blondel, M. Cantor, L. Couturat, H. Poincaré, and Bertrand Russell.
The second International Congress took place in Geneva in 1904; the third was in Heidelberg, 1908 (with Josiah Royce, W. Windelband and Benedetto Croce). Thereafter congresses have been held in Bologna (1911), Naples (1924), Prague (1929; 1934), Königsberg (1930), Paris (1935; 1937), Copenhagen (1936), Cambridge (1938), and Cambridge, Massachusetts (1939). The Second World War disrupted the meetings, but after the war they were taken over by FISP. Recent congresses have taken place in Brighton (1988), Moscow (1993), Boston (1988), and Istanbul (2003). The 2008 Congress was held in Asia for first time in Seoul, Korea.
- The 19th World Congress was held in 1993 in Moscou
- The 20th World Congress was held in 1998 in Boston and was the largest gathering of philosophers of the 20th Century
- The 21st World Congress was held in 2003 in Istanbul,
- The 22nd World Congress was held in 2008 in Seoul
- The 23rd World Congress will be held in 2013 in Athènes
20th World Congress
Thousands of philosophers from dozens of countries participated in the week-long event in Boston sponsored by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies. Approximately 260 of the papers presented were published as The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy in twelve thematically organized hardbound volumes, in cooperation with the Congress's American Organizing Committee by the Philosophy Documentation Center. The topics of the volumes are: Ethics; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Education; Philosophies of Religion, Art, and Creativity; Epistemology; Analytic Philosophy & Logic; Modern Philosophy; Contemporary Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy; and Intercultural Philosophy.
The Proceedings were edited by Jaakko Hintikka, Robert Neville, Ernest Sosa, and Alan Olson and include papers by Pierre Aubenque, Evandro Agazzi, Karl-Ott Apel, Natalia Avtonomova, Arindam Chakrabarti, Chung-ying Cheng, Daniel Dennett, Fred Dretske, Jorge J.E. Gracia, Marjorie Grene, Adolf Grünbaum, Jaakko Hintikka, Ted Honderich, Ionna Kuçuradi, Hans Lenk, Alasdair MacIntyre, C. Ulises Moulines, W. V. Quine, Gunnar Skirbekk, Vyachevslav Stepin, P. F. Strawson, Olúfémi Táíwò, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Linda Zagzebski.
21st World Congress
The 21st World Congress was held in Istanbul août 10–17, 2003 and had the theme "Philosophy Facing World Problems". There were symposia on:
- Inequality, Poverty and Development: Philosophical Perspectives
- Violence, War and Peace
- Democracy and its Future: Citizenship and Civil Society
- Human Rights: Concepts, Problems and Prospects
- Philosophy in Turkey
The Proceedings were published in 13 volumes by the Philosophical Society of Turkey: 1. Ethics; 2. Social and Political Philosophy; 3. Human Rights; 4. Philosophy of Education; 5. Logic and Philosophy of Sciences; 6. Epistemology; 7. Philosophy and Culture(s); 8. Philosophy of Religion; 9. Philosophical Anthropology; 10. Ancient and Modern Philosophy; 11. Contemporary Philosophy; 12.Philosophical Trends in the XXth Century; and 13.Philosophy Facing World Problems
22nd World Congress
The 22nd World Congress took place in Seoul, South Korea from July 30 to août 5, 2008 at the Seoul National University. There were four plenary sessions:
- Rethinking Moral, Social and Political Philosophy: Democracy, Justice and Global Responsibility
- Rethinking Metaphysics and Aesthetics: Reality, Beauty and the Meaning of Life
- Rethinking Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and Technology: Knowledge and Culture
- Rethinking History of Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy: Traditions, Critique and Dialogue
The International Program Committee was chaired by Gilbert Hottois