Volume 3, 1999
Philosophy of Education
Global Agenda for the Teaching of Philosophy
Philosophy is taught and studied throughout the world. In consequence the activity is suffused with the pluralism which cultural diversity imports; but still there are universals that need to be explored and stated. I set out a list of issues that should concern teachers of philosophy in any cultural context, and then proceed to try to resolve them. A number of these problems relate to the scope of philosophy teaching and its relation to other subjects at its boundaries. In this paper, I discuss how we can sustain the integrity of philosophy while at the same time not restricting its scope of operation.