Marnie Ferguson Posted over 1 year ago What are the arguments for and against philosophy in high school? I think, no I know, that philosophy is not a dead science. I know that it should be taught in high school and middle school and junior high and elementary school as well. Please google Philosophy for Children Alberta and see what exciting things are happening at the University of Alberta with Philosophy for Children. Check out Eurekamp and see what wonderous fun young children are having as they play and discuss philosophical ideas. Still not convinced, try their facebook page. There are thousands of photos and videos to prove me right. Still not sure....then talk to the organizers and parents and children. Philosophy is alive and thriving. Why do we need it? Because in an increasingly technology based world, people (children especially) need to learn how to listen, to reason, to argue, to work together, to think critically, logically, face to face. Philosophy teaches these skills. I know. I have seen it.