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Philosophy for Children and the Dawn of Moral Intuition:

Values and Reasons in Rationality and Reasonability

The project develops research in the field of Ethics in Philosophy for Children showing how the philosophical field greatly contributes to ethical development of citizens. We are seeking for a methodology that enables growth in argumentative skills by promoting critical thinking embedded in an ethical dimension.

The theoretical publications include the creation of practical sessions of philosophy, taking inspiration from Harvard on line course by Michael Sandel on Justice, as to establish which are the necessary criteria for philosophical excellence of the pedagogical materials produced.

Finally, the project aims to establish a solid interconnectedness between Philosophy for Children and Argumentative Theory because the education of dialogical abilities is a crucial and urgent necessity that encourages a cooperative interchange between these two theoretical fields.

The project is currently supported by a grant of the Scientific Investigation & Development Program of the FCT awarded to Dina Mendonça.

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The project is part of the Philosophy and Education Group of the ArgLab subdivision of IFILNOVA, which hosts a variety of projects in argumentation studies and philosophy.

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