Check out this interesting Atlantic interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex. Notably, she discusses the current state of philosophy in the world and teaching philosophy to children. “I would say that it’s always a good thing to know, no matter what you go on to study — to be able to think critically. To challenge your own point of view. Also, you need to be a citizen in this world. You need to know your responsibilities. You’re going to have many moral choices every day of your life. And it enriches your inner life. You have lots of frameworks to apply to problems, and so many ways to interpret things. It makes life so much more interesting. It’s us at our most human. And it helps us increase our humanity.”

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