The American Philosophical Association Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy has organized the following session for the APA Eastern Division meeting in Philadelphia in December.

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014: 9 – 11 a.m.

Let’s Stop Kidding Around: Pre-College Philosophy and Diversity in the Profession

Chair: Deborah Tollefsen, University of Memphis


  • Michael Burroughs (Rock Institute, Pennsylvania State University), “Diversity and Philosophical Practice”
  • Gina Schouten (Illinois State University), “Philosophy in Schools: Can Early Exposure Help Solve Philosophy’s Diversity Problems?”
  • Marisol Brito (University of Minnesota), “Esoteric Enough to Empower: Pre-college Philosophy as a Route to Higher Education”
  • Luvell Anderson (University of Memphis) and John Torrey (University of Memphis), “The Struggle to Diversify Philosophy Pre- and Post-College”


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