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1. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Steve Wood The High School Philosophy Seminar and Philosophical Positivism (I)
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Description of the High School Philosophy Seminar, a philosophy outreach program run by undergraduate philosophy students at The George Washington University.
2. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Elizabeth Gyori Philosophy as a Threat to Government
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Examination of the subversive nature of philosophy as its students challenge the authority and practices of government agencies and organizations. Draws a series of connections between philosophically oriented protesters and questioners of authority ranging from Socrates to 2004 protesters at the U.S. Republican party’s presidential convention in 2004.
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Ben Thompson Coping Without Free Will: An Examination into the Effects on a Belief System of the Rejection of Free Will
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Argues that acceptance of one’s place in the natural world involves an acceptance of free will. Free will is also necessary for the continuation of a social society in that we need to accept the doctrine in order to administer justice.
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Announcement: Kids Philosophy Slam Competition
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Drawings, essays, and poems by children grades kindergarten through seven on the question: “Compassion or Violence: Which has a greater impact on society?”
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Kids Philosopy Slam
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Finalists, 2007 Kids Philosophy Slam, High School
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Three winning essays by High School students on the question: “Compassion or Violence: Which has a greater impact on society?”
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Cynthia Kepler Use of Philosophy in Children’s Literature: Alice and Her Adventures
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In the following Kepler suggests a number of different readings of Carroll’s Alice books that would be useful to those attempting to integrate philosophy into an existing curriculum.
8. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Steve Wood The High School Philosophy Seminar (II)
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9. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
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10. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Rory E. Kraft, Jr. Does Virtue Require an Audience?: Recasting Plato’s “Ring of Gyges” for Different Ages
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The classic examples and stories that we use for college students can be used as the basis for classroom discussions at pre-college students' levels. This means occasionally simplifying a story, but with only slight effort the same sorts of questions can be used across all ages to get at the same underlying concerns.