“Free Philosophy Project” Brings Philosophy To The Homeless


Boston University philosophy major Clarinda Blais has created a program, the Free Philosophy Project, that brings philosophy discussions to homeless shelters. The project, which has been running for about a year and a half, began at the women’s center at St. Francis House, a day shelter in Boston, and has now spread to eleven shelters in the Boston area, reports The Washington Post.

Blais has trained other students at her school and at Harvard to run the discussions. Boston University’s philosophy department funds the project and will provide support to Blais as she develops a training manual to be used in a national expansion of the project.

Further information, including a video, here.

Clarinda Blais (video still from The Washington Post)

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