Topics 2013 – National stage

1. Freedom of will is known without evidence only through our experience of it.


Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy


2. From this, that something is familiar for us, yet it does not follow that it is known.


Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit


3. Pale Blue Dot (Carl Sagan)





Topics 2013 – Regional stage

1. “The philosophy is rightly called the science of truth. This is because the purpose of theoretical knowledge is truth, and practical – the action, and if practitioners are interested in the structure of something, it is not to know how it is there forever, and what is its relation to other things and present. We did not know the truth, if you do not know the reason for it. ”

Aristotle, Metaphysics, Vol. II, ch. 1

2. “People generally are much more civilized, the more actors.”

Immanuel Kant, Anthropology from a pragmatic point of view

3. “Precisely because human life’s time is limited, precisely because he is mortal, feels a need to overcome distance and time.”

Jose Ortega y Gasset, The revolt of the masses