Philosophy Camp 2017

Beirut campus

As part of the initiative by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Philosophy program at LAU will be organizing its first annual summer camp, targeting Grade 10 and 11 students. The camp will focus on how to think philosophically about various issues we confront in life. During the camp, the accepted students will receive guidance and practice in reasoning and writing philosophically. The camp will cover some or all of the following topics:

1- Logic and Reasoning

2- Experience, Knowledge, and Skepticism

3- Free Will and Fate

4- God’s Foreknowledge

5- Ethical dilemmas in everyday life

During the week, participants will get the chance to write and present on a variety of issues, and by the end of the camp, each participant will be expected to present a 3-5 min speech or a short paper (2-3 double spaced pages) on a final topic.

Interested participants should take the following dates into consideration:

Applications submitted online (here): June 5, 2017

LAU contacts selected students: June 12, 2017

Confirmation of attendance expected from students: June 16, 2017

Summer Camp: July 3-7, 2017

Most workshop sessions are held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and students are expected to participate in the sessions in addition to the final speech presentations on Friday, July 7.

For any queries, please contact Rola Jaber at