Philosophy in schools.

Massie is optimistic:

Some may think it absurd to ask young people who may struggle with arithmetic or reading to engage in philosophical discussion. Yet it may be even more absurd to think them incapable of being interested in the sort of questions that moral philosophy poses. Children from an early age have a strong sense of fairness, or at least of unfairness. There can’t be anyone reading this who didn’t as a child sometimes complain “it’s not fair”. Asking teenagers to engage in discussion about right and wrong, fairness and unfairness, the nature of justice, why we obey the law and in what circumstances – if any – it might be right to disobey a particular law, is to offer them something which naturally appeals to even the most ignorant.

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