Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers


Goering, Sara, Shudak, Nicholas, and Wartenberg, Thomas, eds. Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers. New York: Routledge, 2013.

All of us ponder the big and enduring human questions—Who am I? Am I free? What should I do? What is good? Is there justice? Is life meaningful?—but this kind of philosophical interrogation is rarely carefully explored or even taken seriously in most primary and secondary school settings. However, introducing philosophy to young people well before they get to college can help to develop and deepen critical and creative thinking, foster social and behavioral skills, and increase philosophical awareness.

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