The Iowa Lyceum promotes philosophy and critical thinking by offering a free week-long summer camp to high school students. The program introduces participants to philosophy interactively by integrating activities, discussion, games, and lecture, presenting philosophical concepts often neglected in standard K-12 education. The Lyceum’s organizers believe philosophy is essential to a well-rounded education and that the intellectual habits cultivated by philosophical education are paramount to a civil society. We are also working to expand Lyceum offerings to area junior high and high school philosophy clubs and other K-12 units.
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The program is free to participants thanks to the generous support of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Division of Continuing Education, the Office of the Provost Better Futures for Iowans initiative, and the Department of Philosophy.