Philosophical Enquiry for University Outreach

With our support, more academic philosophers are engaging their local community in philosophical enquiry

This specially designed course invited academic philosophers, post graduate and undergraduate students to explore some of the ways they might use philosophical enquiry in their work. Philosophical enquiry in the way we practice it, requires participants look for philosophical problems that arise out of everyday experiences and to explore them using the intellectual and social resources available to the group. It sits alongside the teaching of great texts but doesn’t require a familiarity with the history of ideas to get off the ground.

Participants on this course went on to use their training in their own philosophical learning, their undergraduate teaching, and in the various forms of outreach work they are involved in working with school children, teenagers and older people.

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