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1. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Roger Vasquez Epistemology and External World Skepticism
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Pedagogical description and reflection upon an activity focusing on the use of a questioning game to display epistemological uncertainty and the impact of a possible Cartesian evil demon on the game’s players’ ability to come to have knowledge.
2. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Rory E. Kraft, Jr., Alison Reiheld From the Editors
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3. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Maryann Krikorian Life is a Journey . . .
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Reflective essay focusing on both a discussion of personal identity issues with ninth grade students and the(delayed) impact that a student contribution can have on philosophy teachers.
4. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Debbie Whittaker Philosophy in Schools: The Cal-State, Long Beach Program
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Description of the Center for the Advancement of Philosophy in the Schools (CAPS) program at California State University, Long Beach. The program places undergraduate philosophy students in area schools to lead pre-college students in various philosophical learning activities.
5. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Brandon T. Minnis Personal Identity
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Reflective essay focusing on a discussion of personal identity issues with ninth grade students.
6. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Cho-Kiu Lam Beauty
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Philosophical poem which questions various understandings of beauty.
7. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Melissa Tellez What is Real?
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Reflective essay focusing on a discussion with third grade students over the nature of observation on determining if something is real or fantasy. The problems of illusions, specifically magic tricks, is a central issue in the discussion.
8. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Alison Reiheld, Rory Kraft Brain in the Vat
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A summary and brief discussion of the pedagogical usefulness of Hilary Putnam’s classic thought experiment from Reason, Truth, and History.
9. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Kids Philosophy Slam
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10. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Kayla Bruun Finalists, 2008 Kids Philosophy Slam, High School
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An argument for global warming and the consequent environmental changes from it as a solution for the problems of overpopulation and overconsumption of resources. A winning submission to the Philosophy Slam.