The Benefits of Studying Philosophy

Young people today are constantly at risk of indoctrination – whether deliberate or inadvertent. This can be by advertisers, politicians, religious extremists or the media – and can make it hard for young people to get a handle on the world around them.

But in this age of contradictory images and constant messages, I believe the teaching of philosophy can help young people think for themselves, challenge misinformation and resist attempts to indoctrinate them.

Read more: http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/how-teaching-philosophy-can-help-combat-extremism

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