The Night of Philosophy 2024

  • 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Centro Cultural PUCP / Vichama Teatro

For the eighth consecutive year, in 2024, The Night of Philosophy returns in its original, in-person format. Given the world’s current situation and acknowledging Kant’s valuable contribution on the 300th anniversary of his birth, this year’s central theme will be: War and Peace, in homage to Kant.

As you may recall, The Night of Philosophy is a festive gathering of reflection throughout an entire night, inviting the public to exchange ideas with philosophers, intellectuals, and artists on contemporary issues. This is done through agile talks, of short duration, covering a wide variety of topics and featuring diverse participants. The event was created by the French philosopher and playwright Mériam Korichi in Paris in 2010 and has since been regularly replicated in many other cities around the world, including London, New York, Berlin, Prague, Athens, Buenos Aires, and Lima, among others. It is a free event, open to the interested public.

It will take place on the night of Friday, April 19, from 5:00 pm onwards, at two venues: the Cultural Center of PUCP (until 2:00 am the following day) and the Vichama Theater in Villa El Salvador (until midnight).

Close to a hundred thinkers and artists will engage with the public on the seriousness and causes of the current armed conflicts affecting many parts of the world, as well as the conditions necessary to ensure peaceful coexistence among nations. The complete program can be found on the event’s website:

The Night of Philosophy is co-organized by the Center for Philosophical Studies and the Cultural Center of PUCP, as well as the Vichama Theater in Villa el Salvador, with the collaboration this year of the Goethe-Institut.