Sunday, August 23, 2009

What philosophers do you teach to high schoolers

Say you teach an advanced group of seniors a course on the humanities, in general. Throughout this course, while you do art, literature, music, and history, you want to include philosophy. You have a limited about of time throughout the year (let's say about 16 contact hours) in which to introduce your students (who have zero background in philosophy) to the most important broad ideas of philosophers and/or philosophical movements.

What philosophers and/or movements do you teach?