Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Only At Recess Are We Truly Free

The recent decision to end UL-Lafayette's philosophy program points towards a trend in philosophical education in the United States (see Another One Bites The Dust). While educational institutions in the U.S. are eliminating philosophy from higher education, Britain is adding philosophers in schools. Dr Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College in Crowthorne, Berkshire, recently hired Dr. Julian Baggini, co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine, as the philosopher-in-residence to teach pupils "to think and reason." According to Seldon, "the teaching of reasoning and philosophy are a basic right."

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Anonymous said...

Those kids look so bored!

ce said...

They're not bored. They're contemplative. Easy mistake.