What is FISP?

FISP is the highest non-governmental world organization for philosophy. It was established in 1948. Its main objectives are: to contribute directly to the development of professional relations between philosophers of all countries, freely and with mutual respect; to foster contacts between institutions, societies and periodical publications dedicated to philosophy; to collect documentation useful for the development of philosophical studies; to sponsor every five years a World Congress, the first one of which met in 1900; to promote philosophical education, to prepare publications of global interest and to contribute to the impact of philosophical knowledge on global problems. FISP members are not individual philosophers, but philosophical societies and other similar philosophical institutions at national, regional and international levels. Among its approximately one hundred members, three-quarters are national and one-quarter international societies. FISP is a member of CIPSH, le Conseil International de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (ICPHS in English). CIPSH, also a non-governmental organization, consists of thirteen World Federations and constitutes the link between these Federations and UNESCO.

The 23th International Philosophy Olympiad
will be held in Tartu, Estonia, from May 14 to 18, 2015.
The topic of the olympiad this year is « Disagreements ».

For all information see www.ipo2015.ee; cf also www.philosophy-olympiad.org

The 10th International Leibniz Congress
will be held in Hanover, Germany, from July 18 to 23, 2016 under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil.
The Motto is “– ad felicitatem nostram alienamve” -“– for our happiness or the happiness of others”.
For more information please visit:
Visit the new website of the Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy: