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Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2024: Political Philosophy

A week-long philosophy summer day camp for rising junior and senior high school students and incoming college freshmen with Dr. Molly Oshatz.

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Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2024: Political Philosophy
Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2024: Political Philosophy

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT

Stanford University

About the Event


Politics have become an area of confusion, conflict, and Political Philosophy deadlock. This summer, we will get past the muddle and initiate reasoned, productive, real political conversation by returning to first principles. What is the purpose of the state? What does it mean to have a just society? Guided by our study of Plato, Aristotle, and excerpts from various political philosophers, we will explore the moral and philosophical foundations of human political communities.

Time & Location

Monday - Friday, July 15 - 19, 2024, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT daily

Venue in Stanford University to be shared with registrants


This is an in-person day camp. No lodging will be provided. No virtual option.


No prior exposure to the study of philosophy is necessary, just the willingness to read the assigned texts, to learn from Dr. Oshatz and guest speaker/s, and to dialogue with peers. Rising juniors and seniors in high school and rising freshmen in college are all eligible to participate.

Deadline of Registration

April 30, 2024 or until all spaces are filled. Limited space available.


  • Regular ZP camp fee is $450. 
  • The camp fee covers course materials and lunch for the duration of the camp.
  • There is a 20% discount for signups and full payments before March 31, 2024 (use code: ZPCAMP24EARLY20).
  • An additional 10% discount is reserved for Zephyr Philosophy Club members (code to be shared to ZPC members).
  • Methods of Payment: Credit Card, PayPal, Check/Offline.
  • Fees are refundable until June 1, 2024
  • Note: If fewer than 6 students are registered for this camp by July 1, 2024, this camp will be canceled and fees will be refunded.

Reading List

Some readings may be mailed to campers by May 31. Electronic readers will be available for some readings.

Dates to remember

May 31, 2024 - Last day of mailing readings/books

June 1, 2024 - Last day of refunds

For Parents

We may take pictures or film onsite for marketing/documentation purposes. By registering, you grant permission to Zephyr Institute to do this during the summer camp.

*For late registrations, please email and Thank you.


  • ZP Camp Fee

    Camp fee covers course materials and meals for the duration of the camp

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