The Philosophy in the Schools Project was founded at the 2000 Congress in Edmonton, Alberta. The CPA's then president, Steven Davis, invited philosophers from across the country to a session organized to raise the profile of philosophy as a 'teachable subject' in Canada's schools. The philosophers who gathered agreed to form a loose coalition designed to advance that goal.
Philosophy is not taught in any systematic way prior to college or university and we think it ought to be. Given the traditional focus of public school education on foundational subject areas and recent trends towards accommodating subject areas formerly limited to post secondary institutions in pubic school curricula, one ought to ask ‘Why no philosophy in schools?'.
Go here for a list of philosophy departments (and related) in Canada. Sorted by province, city or name of chair. Provides contact information.
A collection of links and references for information about philosophy. What can you do with a philosophy degree? Where can I find out about philosophy online? What are some other philosophy related societies in Canada?
The Equity Committee of the CPA was founded in 1990-1, and works to collect data on the situation of women, visible minorities, philosophers with disabilities, and Aboriginal philosophers in Canada, as well as to share information on best practices to promote equity within the profession. It holds a regular panel as part of the CPA annual meeting to encourage critical reflection on questions of equity. More ...
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