The Makerere University Department of Philosophy joined the rest of the world to mark the World Philosophy Day on 16th November, 2011, with a call for greater use of reason, critical thinking and dialogue in addressing challenges faced by humankind.
Celebrations to mark the day were held in the University Senate Building under the theme; “Understanding the Role of Philosophy in Uganda’s Development.” The function was attended by the Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Rev. Fr. Simon Lokodo and other dignitaries.
Addressing participants, mainly philosophy students and representatives from UNESCO, Dr Gervase Tusabe, a senior lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Makerere, emphasized the importance of philosophy in the development of any society, noting that the critical nature of the discipline demands it to always strive to detect and guard against fallacious beliefs and claims that may undermine trends of livelihood as well as establishing and sustaining a good society. More Details see attachments