Intensive Course

 IPO Socratic Summer Prep

(July 22 - Aug 30, 2024)




Deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (11:59 PM EDT) (Closed)

Target Group

Grades 8-10


Option #1: Mon/Thur 8am EST (9pm KST)
Option #2: Mon/Thur 10am EST (11pm KST) 
Option #3: Tue/Fri 8am EST (9pm KST) 
Option #4: Tue/Fri 10am EST (11pm KST)

Option #5: Wed/Sat 8am EST (9pm KST)

$2,499 USD

Session Time

45 mins/lesson 

 Meets twice a week  

Class Size



Distance Learning


Imagine a summer filled with deep reasoning and problem-solving. Whether you’re a budding philosopher or someone who loves to think outside the box, J&B’s Philosophy Summer Intensive offers an enriching experience designed for students passionate about philosophy. Our target group for this program are students preparing for the International Philosophy Olympiad ( We teach the essentials of philosophical thinking and essay crafting through personalized guidance.

Becoming a philosopher with J&B involves questioning the "facts" around you, discovering personal truths, and re-envisioning your world. By the end of the summer, you will be ready to apply your philosophical insights to various aspects of your life. Whether you aim to compete in the International Philosophy Olympiad, pursue philosophy academically, or enhance your essay writing skills, J&B’s Philosophy Summer Intensive will be your gateway to seeing the world with newfound clarity, much like Aldous Huxley’s “doors of perception,” revealing the infinite nature of reality.

에세이를 잘 쓰고, 대회에서 수상을 하기 위해서는 에세이의 원칙과 논리를 배워야 합니다. 그리고 그 시작은 철학에 있습니다. 철학은 단순히 철학자들이 한 유명한 말을 외우는 학문이 아닌, 의문점을 던지고 그것을 이유와 함께 풀어가는 논리적 사고의 과정 입니다. International Philosophy Olympiad는 실생활에서 생길 수 있는 단순한 궁금증을 철학적 구조에 맞춰 글을 쓸 수 있는 학생들의 에세이를 우수작으로 선정 합니다. J&B의 intensive course를 통해 철학적 사고와 이를 글쓰기에 대입하는 방법을 배워 IPO를 준비 해보세요.   

Detailed Session Plan: 

Session #1

What is Philosophy? Define it! 

Session #2

Learn the Socratic Method

Session #3

What are ethics?
Share your personal code of ethics

Session #4

In-class debate: ethical dilemmas!

Session #5

What is a philosophical argument? Define it! 

Session #6

Learn different types of reasoning
(inductive versus deductive) 

Session #7

Learn how to support your arguments 

using evidence 

Session #8

In-class writing task: 

present/defend a philosophical argument!

Session #9

Read/discuss Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” 

Session #10

Read/discuss Kant’s “Categorial Imperative” and contrast with Jeremy Bentham’s theory of utilitarianism

Session #11

Read/discuss Sartre’s Existentialism is Humanism

Session #12

In-class debate: pretend to be your favorite famous philosopher 

Any questions? 

For any queries about this course please contact 

Call/Text: 703 278 2773 


카카오톡: 제이앤비에세이컨설팅

올 여름, 

J&B와 함께 6주의 경험을 통해 

International Philosophy Olympiad

를 미리 만나 보세요!