An introduction to the concept of indoctrination or what it is to indoctrinate someone, and whether that's problematic or bad or not.
An introduction to the theory and practice of critical thinking: what is it to be a critical thinker?
An introduction to African American Existentialism and the thought of DuBois, Locke, Thurman, and King.
Author: Thomas Metcalf Category: Metaphilosophy Word count: 1000 Listen here If you’ve ever wondered whether God exists, whether life has purpose, whether beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what makes actions right or wrong, or whether a law is fair or just, then you’ve thought about philosophy. And these are just a few … Continue reading What is Philosophy?
Author: Jana Mohr Lone Category: Philosophy of Education Word Count: 994 What does it mean to be normal? Why am I here? What makes someone love you? Can you think and feel at the same time? Are numbers real? How do I know the right thing to do? Children begin speculating about philosophical questions early in … Continue reading Philosophical Inquiry in Childhood
Author: Simone Webb Category: Historical Philosophy, Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Education Word Count: 978 Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is established in the popular imagination as the “first feminist,” but another philosopher provided a systematic analysis of women’s subjugated condition and a call for female education nearly a century before … Continue reading Mary Astell’s “A Serious Proposal to the Ladies” (1694)
Author: Nathan Nobis Category: Ethics, Philosophy of Education Word count: 995 Listen here Grades on assignments and tests are reliable, yet imperfect, indicators of students’ knowledge and understanding of a subject matter. Overall course grades are also often influenced by students’ complying with class procedures: e.g., if attendance and participation are required, then students who … Continue reading Ethics and “Extra Credit”