Mission StatementThe Georgia State University Philosophy in the Community Program is dedicated to making philosophy education more widely available outside of the university. Our program consists of GSU graduate students and professors who are willing to deliver lectures or lead philosophical discussions in schools, academic clubs, and other community venues.
We will work with you to design a course that suits your program's needs and preferences.Participating schools and host institutions incur no cost whatsoever.
The Benefits of a Philosophy Education:
Philosophy teaches students to reason well and to express themselves clearly.It hones critical thinking skills by challenging students’ basic assumptions about the world and it encourages curiosity by confronting students with some of life’s most fundamental questions. For more information about the benefits of a philosophy education, click here.
If you still aren’t convinced that philosophy should be part of the pre-college curriculum, consider reading Francis J. Breslin’s “A Case for Philosophy in the American High School Curriculum.
In addition to helping students develop important philosophical skills, we hope to raise awareness of philosophy in the community. By getting students involved early, we hope to encourage more students to consider philosophy as a college major or minor.
If you have any questions or if your school or program is interested in participating, please contact one of our Philosophy in the Community coordinators or faculty advisors:
Toni Adleberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Thompson, email@example.com
Dr. Andrew I. Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org (Faculty Advisor)
Dr. Eddy Nahmias, email@example.com (Faculty Advisor)
The Philosophy in the Community program is supported by the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, Student Forum.It is run by graduate students and faculty of the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University. Graduate student members include Toni Adleberg, Cami Koepke, Jonathan Ravenelle, Benjamin Stanford, and Morgan Thompson. Faculty advisors include Dr. Andrew I. Cohen and Dr. Eddy Nahmias.
We would like to thank the Philosophy Learning And Teaching Organization (PLATO) and the New York Institute of Philosophy’s Outreach Program for providing a model for this mission statement as well as helpful information about philosophy outreach.