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Lacewing, Michael (2015) Philosophy, academic philosophy, and philosophy for children. The Philosophers' Magazine, 69 (2), pp. 90-97. [Journal Article]

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    What is philosophy? And what good is it for? How are these questions related to what is studied in philosophy courses at university? I argue that doing philosophy - philosophizing - is both the origin and the heart of what philosophy is. As a result, the methodology involved in Philosophy for Children (P4C) counts as philosophy, and shares important similarities with what academic philosophers do. I go on to argue that doing philosophy aims at achieving truth, understanding and a good life, aims shared by P4C but not always by philosophy courses. I conclude by reflecting on what studying philosophy can and could achieve.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: The Philosophers' Magazine
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Dr Michael Lacewing
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 15:16
    Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 15:16
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2210

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