The National Endowment for the Humanities has funded a Summer Institute for High School Teachers, to be held July 11-29, 2011 at the University of Virginia and directed by Professor Mitchell Green. This Institute is entitled Epic Questions: Mind, Meaning and Morality, and will serve as an immersion into some central topics in philosophy for high school teachers interested in incorporating philosophical pedagogy into their classroom. As part of a new NEH initiative, graduate students in philosophy considering a career teaching at the secondary level are also eligible to apply for the Epic Questions Institute.
Seven faculty members will lead discussion on topics within there areas of expertise: John Arras (Virginia, bioethics), Brie Gertler (Virginia, philosophy of mind and epistemology), Mitch Green (Virginia, philosophy of language and philosophical logic), Renee Hill (Virginia State, political philosophy), Trenton Merricks (Virginia, metaphysics), Walter Ott (Virginia Tech, epistemology and modern philosophy), and Duncan Richter (Virginia Military Institute, ethics).
For more information (including details about application requirements and stipends) please visit:
The Epic Questions Institute is part of a larger enterprise called the High-Phi Project, which supports philosophical inquiry in American high schools. More information about Project High-Phi may be found at:
Deadline: March 1, 2011