The mission of the SoCal Philosophy Academy is to promote the practice of philosophy (dialogue & critical thinking) through pre-college philosophy instruction and public philosophy.


Philosophy Institute!

The SoCal Philosophy Academy hosts an annual Summer Philosophy Institute. This year's third annual institute will take place June 17-21. This week-long institute is for local high school students who are interested in philosophy and engaging in philosophical discussions. It is not necessary that students have any previous experience with the subject - the institute is intended to introduce students to the discipline and practice of philosophy as well as some perennial and contemporary philosophical issues and questions. Students who do have previous experience with philosophy are invited as well! The institute will serve them by expanding upon their familiarity with the field of philosophy and further developing their critical thinking and communication skills. We will meet daily from 9:00a-12:30p at CLU’s Thousand Oaks campus. The theme of this year’s institute is Political PhilosophyThe institute is non-partisan and seeks to explore how thinking clearly about Political Theory can help mend our fractured polity and civic discourse. The cost is $25 and students will be provided with a copy of this year’s text and lunch each day.


Please direct any questions to
Dr. Brian J Collins  

2019 Summer Philosophy Institute

When: June 17-21, 2019 (9:00a - 12:30p)

Where: California Lutheran University's Thousand Oaks Campus 
(Location & Directions)

Great news! We have secured enough funding to increase the size of this summer's enrollment! There are still some spots available so we are extending the application deadline to May 24.
Apply now!

 2019 poster

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