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First Advisor

Dr. Jeremy Anderson

Second Advisor

Dr. Beth Benedix

Third Advisor

Dr. Rebecca Alexander


In this paper, I will present a picture of how philosophy education should be integrated into American high schools, I will build a case for the benefits of this integration, and I will respond to some challenges to the process of bringing philosophy into the classroom. I hope to show that expanding philosophy education and encouraging critical thinking is important. American high schools are in need of new methods of instruction in this era of misinformation and fruitless political discourse. I hope to show that philosophy education is one tool in the project of improving education, and thus society in general. In essence, I hope to make a case that philosophy education is a vital part of any successful future for education in America.

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