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141. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Alison Reiheld, Rory Kraft Brain in the Vat
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A summary and brief discussion of the pedagogical usefulness of Hilary Putnam’s classic thought experiment from Reason, Truth, and History.
142. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Kids Philosophy Slam
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143. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Kayla Bruun Finalists, 2008 Kids Philosophy Slam, High School
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An argument for global warming and the consequent environmental changes from it as a solution for the problems of overpopulation and overconsumption of resources. A winning submission to the Philosophy Slam.
144. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Melissa Misenhimer Friendship
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Reflective essay focusing on a discussion of friendship with a group of fourth grade students. Includes a brief discussion of a learning game that focuses on the problems of listening to others.
145. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Aimee Phenicie Spiderman is Art
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Partial transcript and possible lesson plan for a discussion of what counts as art for a group of elementary school students.
146. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Roger Vasquez Epistemology and External World Skepticism (continued)
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147. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Dennis Weiss Are You a Machine?: The Brain, the Mind, and What It Means to Be Human
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Review of Sternberg’s Are Yout a Machine? an introduction to philosophy of mind which was begin as a high school project.
148. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Wendy C. Turgeon The Secret of the Boat
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Review of two children’s books by McKinley, both aimed at younger (Kindergarten – Third Grade) readers.
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149. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
About the Contributors
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150. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Steve Wood The High School Philosophy Seminar and Philosophical Positivism (I)
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Description of the High School Philosophy Seminar, a philosophy outreach program run by undergraduate philosophy students at The George Washington University.
151. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Elizabeth Gyori Philosophy as a Threat to Government
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Examination of the subversive nature of philosophy as its students challenge the authority and practices of government agencies and organizations. Draws a series of connections between philosophically oriented protesters and questioners of authority ranging from Socrates to 2004 protesters at the U.S. Republican party’s presidential convention in 2004.
152. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Ben Thompson Coping Without Free Will: An Examination into the Effects on a Belief System of the Rejection of Free Will
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Argues that acceptance of one’s place in the natural world involves an acceptance of free will. Free will is also necessary for the continuation of a social society in that we need to accept the doctrine in order to administer justice.
153. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Announcement: Kids Philosophy Slam Competition
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Drawings, essays, and poems by children grades kindergarten through seven on the question: “Compassion or Violence: Which has a greater impact on society?”
154. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Kids Philosopy Slam
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155. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Finalists, 2007 Kids Philosophy Slam, High School
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Three winning essays by High School students on the question: “Compassion or Violence: Which has a greater impact on society?”
156. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Cynthia Kepler Use of Philosophy in Children’s Literature: Alice and Her Adventures
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In the following Kepler suggests a number of different readings of Carroll’s Alice books that would be useful to those attempting to integrate philosophy into an existing curriculum.
157. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Steve Wood The High School Philosophy Seminar (II)
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158. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Call for Submissions
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159. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
Rory E. Kraft, Jr. Does Virtue Require an Audience?: Recasting Plato’s “Ring of Gyges” for Different Ages
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The classic examples and stories that we use for college students can be used as the basis for classroom discussions at pre-college students' levels. This means occasionally simplifying a story, but with only slight effort the same sorts of questions can be used across all ages to get at the same underlying concerns.
160. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 7
John Zillmer Acting Out: Dramatizing ‘Jim and the Indians’
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Zillmer shows the benefits of having children act out situations as a way of sparking discussions with 7th and 8th graders in a philosophy class. He writes about an example from his class called "Jim and the Indians."