Monday, July 3, 2017

Civil Public Discourse: Citizen Philosophers by Carlos Fraenkel (Boston Review)

Meanwhile in amerikan schools, European schools, Philosophy is being systematically eradicated with glee. Think About That! ~Týr Mórríghan


"The official rationale for the 2008 law is that philosophy “is necessary for the exercise of citizenship.” The law—the world’s largest-scale attempt to bring philosophy into the public sphere—thus represents an experiment in democracy. Among teachers at least, many share Ribeiro’s hope that philosophy will provide a path to greater civic participation and equality. Can it do even more? Can it teach students to question and challenge the foundations of society itself?" ~excerpt

Full Article Here:  

Citizen Philosophers
CARLOS FRAENKEL