“Big Questions”: An NYU-led Outreach Program for Schools
What makes an action right or wrong? Do we really know the things we think we know? What makes a life good?
Philosophers discuss these questions every day, but middle and high school students don’t always get a chance to confront them head-on. This is what Big Questions — an outreach program run by the New York Institute of Philosophy and the philosophy department at NYU — aims to change, with classes in local high schools, middle schools, and after-schools enters run by volunteers from NYU’s philosophy department.
Big Questions launched in February 2016 with classes at Broome St Academy, the High School for Dual Languages and Asian Studies, and the Beacon after-school program at East Side Community High School. We have since expanded to several other schools and after-school programs, and we host a weekly class for high-school students at NYU. We welcome inquiries from schools, and from NYU students who would like to volunteer with us.
For more information see our page on the New York Institute of Philosophy website.
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