The Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan hosts the Michigan Lyceum. The Michigan Lyceum promotes philosophy and critical thinking by offering a free week-long summer day camp to high school students. The program introduces participants to philosophy interactively by integrating activities, discussion, games, and lectures, presenting philosophical concepts often neglected in standard K-12 education. The Lyceum’s organizers believe philosophy is essential to a well-rounded education and that the intellectual habits cultivated by philosophical education are paramount to a civil society. We are also working to expand Lyceum offerings to area junior high and high school philosophy clubs and other K-12 units. Participation in the program is free, thanks to departmental support.

The Michigan Lyceum joins partner chapters in Iowa and in Utah. An alumnus of our program, Dr. Kris Phillips ('07), has provided instrumental leadership in developing these three chapters.

For more information, please see our website or contact Derek Halm.