17.03.2020

Mit philosophischen Fragen gegen die Langeweile

[Translate to English:] Foto: Nick Morrison via Unsplash

You teach philosophy and you are looking for a task your students can do from home? Let them write essays! You're sitting in your room and have already seen all the good shows on Netflix? Why not ponder some philosophical questions? Consult the archive of the philosophy olympiad for prompts and inspirations. It contains a collection of essay topics which the philosophy olympiad has used since 2015. 

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