An introduction to the concept of indoctrination or what it is to indoctrinate someone, and whether that's problematic or bad or not.
Category: Philosophy of Education
Critical Thinking: What is it to be a Critical Thinker?
An introduction to the theory and practice of critical thinking: what is it to be a critical thinker?
African American Existentialism: DuBois, Locke, Thurman, and King
An introduction to African American Existentialism and the thought of DuBois, Locke, Thurman, and King.
What is Philosophy?
What is philosophy? The question is itself a philosophical question. This essay surveys some answers. #philosophy #whatisphilosophy #definingphilosophy
Philosophical Inquiry in Childhood
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
Mary Astell’s “A Serious Proposal to the Ladies” (1694)
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)
Ethics and “Extra Credit”
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”