President hosts a reception for members of Philosophy Ireland

Sat 19th Nov, 2016 | 14:00
Location: Áras an Uachtaráin

Áras an Uachtaráin

Saturday, 19th November, 2016

President hosts a reception for members of Philosophy Ireland

President and Sabina Higgins hosted an event with Philosophy Ireland, an organisation of which Sabina is the patron, to mark World Philosophy Day.

In his speech, the President said that teaching philosophy in schools 

"is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to empower children into acting as free and responsible subjects in an ever more complex, interconnected and uncertain world."

You can read the text of the President's speech below.