The Journal of Philosophy in Schools (JPS) is seeking articles for inclusion in a special issue entitled ‘What is the place for competition in philosophy?’ The JPS (https://jps.bham.ac.uk/ ISSN 2204-2482) is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to research in philosophy with school-aged children. This special issue will be Vol 8 No 2, to be published in November 2021.
What was once called Philosophy for/with Children has developed into a sub-discipline of philosophy with its own history, traditions and pedagogy and incorporates philosophical inquiry in the classroom, reflective education and Socratic dialogue through the use of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) methodology.
The CoI is often touted as non-competitive, and aims at critical, caring and collaborative thinking.
However, with the popularity of high school ‘Ethics Bowls’ and Philosothon tournaments, is there room for a competitive element to philosophy with young people, particularly if what is being rewarded and recognised are these deliberative inquiry skills?
Is philosophy inherently competitive?
Should philosophy be practiced in a non-competitive, collaborative manner?
Should high school philosophy prepare students for how philosophy is practiced within the academy?
Is popular philosophy less competitive than the philosophy of the academy?
Your paper may explore any question related to whether or not there is room for competition in philosophy. Please send abstracts (max 200 words) for consideration to the editors:
Dr Laura D’Olimpio firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Andrew Peterson email@example.com
Abstracts due Monday 14 December 2020
Theoretical papers will be 4,000-6,000 words in length with abstract and key words.
Full papers due 01 June 2021 for double-blind peer review