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About rschultz

Director of the Civic Knowledge Project and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Chicago

Comment on Winning Words story in Tribune

THIS IS PHENOMENAL!! When I first began the Odyssey Project (South side class of 2005-2006), I became irate, because I found myself understanding that an education in the Socratic method should have been taught at the middle school level. I … Continue reading

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Recent press for Winning Words!!

The CKP’s Winning Words philosophy program has been very fortunate in receiving some excellent recent press coverage, with major stories about the program appearing in both the Chicago Maroon and the Chicago Tribune. For a nice overview, please visit the … Continue reading

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Winning Words: Thinking, Speaking, and Acting Philosophically

The Winning Words program is a unique after-school class in philosophy, reasoning, and the verbal arts of dialogue and rhetoric.  We work with local middle and elementary school students, teaching them about philosophy, the influence it has had on human … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Gareth Matthews

As you proceed, please keep in mind this thought from Gareth Matthews, _The Philosophy of Childhood_: “Philosophers, in devoting their lives to the study of the profoundly naive questions of philosophy, can help nonphilosophical parents and teachers to recognize and … Continue reading

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Squires Foundation!

Please check out the wonderful resources available through the Squires Foundation, at

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