The Philosophists

Ep 3 -- LP -- Corrupting The Youth (Philosophy For Children with Daniel McCrea)

August 13, 2021 The Philosophists | Declan McGrath, with special guest Daniel McCrea Season 1 Episode 3
The Philosophists
Ep 3 -- LP -- Corrupting The Youth (Philosophy For Children with Daniel McCrea)
Show Notes

Well... Let's not quite call it corrupting. Let's call it teaching. And, in this episode, we are delighted to welcome Daniel McCrea as our special guest, who takes us on an exciting journey through the world of teaching philosophy to children.

Main Talking Points

  • Why children should care about philosophy
  • How philosophy helps children develop
  • Getting philosophy into the education cycle in Ireland and bringing it to a younger audience
  • How philosophy can transform how teachers engage with their students
  • The Irish school curriculum, the junior cert and the leaving cert
  • Philosophy and parenting
  • The upcoming "GADFLY" event, which Daniel created for Irish Philosophy educators
  • We cover a lot of philosophers and their ideas along the way

About Daniel McCrea
Daniel is the creator of, a FREE resources website for Irish philosophy teachers and the event "GADFLY".

He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and regularly teaches philosophy at Gonzaga College SJ secondary school in South Dublin. 

He has trained in teaching philosophy with Marelle Rice, Peter Worley and Educate Together and facilitates public Philosophy events for "The Philosophers Hat" and "Socrates Cafe" 

His mission is to make teaching philosophy the best job in Ireland.

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