Philosophy has a special place among the social sciences and humanities. This approach of UNESCO, due to the unquestioned authority of philosophy in the formation of critical thinking and pluralism, is shared in Russia. The decision to hold the World Philosophy Day on November 16-19, 2009 in Moscow and St. Petersburg was taken by UNESCO in view of the traditionally weighty authority of Russia's philosophical school.
Significance for Russia:
• Strengthening the position of philosophy, dissemination of teaching of philosophy courses with a balanced approach to all scientific schools and teachings will help foster a culture of peace, democracy and human rights, dialogue between cultures.