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The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 3, 1999

Philosophy of Education

David Evans
Pages 149-155

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.