Philosophy for Children is an undergraduate course that explores big questions in philosophy—how should one conduct oneself, what does it mean to know something, are there object values in an aesthetic domain such as art? Offers students an opportunity to learn methodologies and tools of philosophical inquiry and apply them to works of children’s literature in order to be able to facilitate philosophical discussions in the elementary school classroom. The course emphasizes creating a community of inquiry and learning how to devise and communicate different answers to philosophical questions at the elementary level. Students develop lesson plans to help engage young children in philosophical discussion and reflection.
Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy
Benjamin Yelle received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami in 2014. His work focuses on issues in normative and applied ethics. In normative ethics, he is interested in the ways in which our nature as autonomous persons affects what is prudential…