Education

Michael Burroughs and Allison Cohen, "How to Think Like a Philosopher in the Digital Age"

Allison Cohen
Allison Cohen

Michael Burroughs
Michael Burroughs

What are the habits of mind specific to philosophers? How have technological innovations helped students and others engage with, and better understand, longstanding philosophical questions? And, alternatively, how does philosophical training help us grapple with contemporary concerns surrounding technology and its influences on our lives and societies?

In this podcast, Michael Burroughs, executive director of the​ ​Kegley Institute of Ethics and assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield, and Allison Cohen, who teaches Advanced Placement U.S. government and philosophy at Langley High School in McLean, VA discuss​ ​the ways technology has contributed to the study and teaching of philosophy in recent years.

Burroughs and Cohen are participants in a new educational initiative from the National Humanities Center, ​​Humanities in Class: A Guide to Thinking and Learning in the Humanities, which seeks to highlight the processes of discovery, analysis, and teaching specific to different humanities disciplines.