The topic of the 2016 International Philosophy Olympiad is philosophy of war and peace.

Ever since Heraclitus declared war the father of all things, war and peace have been central topics in the history of philosophy. The workshops and lectures of this IPO will discuss such topics as Just War-theory, philosophical pacifism,  the impact of World War I & II on the development of philosophy, and the ethical treatment of refugees. We will also visit some sites commemorating what happened “in Flanders Fields” 100 years ago.