WELCOME TO NAACI+
The NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY plus all and any who might be inspired to join us
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY OF PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY?
The Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CPI) is the pedagogical anchor of the worldwide movement of Philosophy for Children. In a CPI, participants come together, under the tutelage of a philosophically trained facilitator, to inquire about an issue of genuine relevance. Within this safe but often intellectually demanding environment, Inquirers learn the importance of being able to articulate their reasons for holding a given view, listening to the points of view of others, subjecting their own reasoning and that of others to potential counter-examples and, in so doing, learn the difference between better and worse reasoning, the power of being able to change one’s mind as a function of following reasons where they lead and building more sustainable positions with others.
WHAT WE DO
While focusing on North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States), the organization sponsors a biennial conference with the view to attracting participants who are interested in philosophy and children and creative pedagogy from all over the globe.
Get ready! Our next conference (including a 3-day preconference of thinking in the wilderness north of Montreal) will take place in Montreal, Canada, from June 23-29, 2025.