2016 High School Essay Contest

The PLATO High School Essay Contest awards will be given to the best philosophical essays written by high school students, in response to the year’s contest essay question. Awards: First place – $250 Second place – $150 Third place –

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Winners of the 2014/15 High School Essay Contest

Announcement: We have our winners for the 2014/15 essay contest. Congratulations and thanks to all who participated! The winning essays will published in PLATO’s journal Questions: Philosophy for Young People. First place Syra Mehdi Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA

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Book Review: Spinoza: Outcast Thinker (2014)

Devra Lehmann, Spinoza: Outcast Thinker (South Hampton, NH: Namelos, 2014). By Christopher Freiler, Hinsdale Central HS, Hinsdale, IL   Baruch Spinoza may be the most underrated philosopher in the western tradition. Yet the past half-century has witnessed a revival of

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