Philosophy in schools

The modest amount of philosophy I studied came right at the end of my degree. On a practical day-to-day level, it was probably the single most useful thing I did throughout my entire education, and I’ve often wondered why I wasn’t exposed to it earlier on in the process. Say, for example, as a core subject in school.

(This seems to be a common theme for me. Perhaps once practical science is sorted – via SciCast’s successor, obviously – I’ll get on to sorting out broader ‘teaching people how to think’ stuff. Ahem.)

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  1. Quite agree. My mum’s often mentioned this idea too.
    I followed the link to the media studies post as well – it was quite a revelation studying that alongside philosophy of science as part of my science communication course, very invigorating 🙂
    I’ve been a wee bit tempted by this ever since I read this

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