TOY CAP PROJECT
Johannes Hoerning | Hong Kong
The brain is like any other muscle. Working it makes it stronger, faster and more flexible, 2018
Excited and nervous to teach young non-philosophers and HKU - How will they deal with my questions?
"Philosophy is often known to be concerned with issues that have little relevance for today’s pressing social and political issues. But a philosophical inquiry can provide us with analytical tools for addressing these issues beyond the way they are presented (often misleadingly) in mass media. For my 2018 TOY cap project, I’ve decided to meet 120 students at the University of Hong Kong between the age of 17 and 20 over the coming 8 weeks and get them to talk about global inequality, human rights, and what moral obligations we have towards refugees. Most of these students have never set foot in a philosophy class and study topics that do not touch on any ethically contentious issues. Before each of them soon enters the “real world” to start their professional careers, I hope that this philosophy crash course Thinking about Global Ethics will contribute to their critical thinking about the world we live in and their own place in it."