What does peace mean to you?

The Perpetual Peace Exhibition has been up for a week at the Utrecht University library. Many of you have come by to watch the clips of philosophers an practitioners speak about Kant and their notion of Peace.

What does peace mean to you?

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For inspiration, watch these videos created and selected by students and staff from Beaconhouse National University (BNU) in Lahore, Pakistan speaking about what peace means to them.

Or  theses voices of architecture students at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Kigali, Rwanda in conversation around the question: “What does perpetual peace mean to you?

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3 thoughts on “What does peace mean to you?

  1. What an interesting project! Very good to introduce this text from Kant again to the bigger public. By doing this, people start thinking about peace and the situation in today’s world. To help people to form their own oppinion about this subject, is it very good to bring the text of Kant to them. I don’t think perpetual peace is possible, but it’s a good thing to think about it, because if we do something with it, we might improve the way of living for some people who need it.

    • Don’t we all need perpetual peace and therefore improve our way of living? I am not needy and I am lucky enough to live in peace. Is it not morally injust that we do not improve our way of living because we already obtained peach while others have not?

  2. I really enjoyed the exhibition at the Utrecht University library. Kant’s text made me reflect on the relation that may be said to exist between (widely shared) human values and the political practice. I hope the project will result in lively discussions on the theme of ‘peace’ – just like the one we had in class today!

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