Young Philosophers edit news on election day

The Philosophy Foundation’s group of under privileged youngsters got to edit the news at The Guardian offices on the 9th of June.  It was a long and rewarding day for all of us... starting off with some thought provoking enquiry: "the sun will rise tomorrow" is that a fact, or an opinion?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 14th June 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, Knowledge, Belief

...Versus Thinking

Steve Hoggins, another longstanding TPF specialist tackles David's and Pete's arguments on teaching critical thinking in the classroom, offering an alternative suggestion for a 'curious' way of thinking that seeks to straddle the potential divide between increasing confidence and building the child's capacity to withstand critical challenges.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 12th December 2016 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Critical Thinking, Philosophy in the classroom

Philosophy of History

By Oliver Leech

Surrounded by the vast collection of philosophy texts in Blackwell’s book shop in Oxford, I asked the assistant where I could find some material on the philosophy of history. ‘Do you mean the history of philosophy?’ he replied. An understandable response since the history of philosophy is a premier league topic with shelves of books to choose from whereas the philosophy of history is at best half way down the next division. Indeed, since it overlaps with historiography, books about it tend to be stocked in the history section.

 

Posted by on 21st October 2012 at 12:00am


Category: Guest Blogger

Tags: Oliver Leech, History, philosophy, Human Nature