American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT)


History and Purpose

The AAPT was founded in 1976 "to promote and improve the quality of instruction in philosophy at all educational levels; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of philosophy; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs about the teaching of philosophy; to make available to teachers information concerning the selection, organization, and presentation of philosophical material; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to support and cooperate with individuals or organizations concerned with the improvement of instruction in philosophy" (Article II of the Articles of Incorporation).  The Association was incorporated in 1979.


Membership is open to philosophy teachers at all levels, and to anyone else seeking the benefits of membership. AAPT welcomes anyone interested in helping make philosophical work more accessible to students in schools, colleges, or universities - JOIN NOW!

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