BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- The 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) will be held in Beijing from Aug. 13 to 20, the organizer said Wednesday.
It will be the first time that the event, organized every five years, is held in China. This year's event is organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, and Peking University.
The Chinese Organizing Committee of WCP 2018 said philosophers and academics from 121 countries and regions have been invited to attend and are expected to share diverse philosophical achievements based on different cultures and traditions.
They will also take part in dialogues focusing on major issues confronting the development of the global civilization, and challenges that mankind will face in the future.
Themed "Learning To Be Human," the event will include plenary sessions, symposia, lectures, roundtables and sessions.
"China has an impressively long history of philosophy and the cultivation of wisdom and has made an enduring contribution to world heritage," said Dermot Moran, president of the federation in his welcome message.
"It is my fervent hope that after this congress, there will be renewed international interest in Chinese philosophy, and philosophers of East and West will look at world problems enriched by new perspectives and approaches," he added.
The federation, established in 1948, is a non-governmental world organization for philosophy. The first WCP was held in 1900 in Paris and has become one of the largest philosophical events across the world.