Seminar, Philosophical Thought, and Original Research


Reasoned dialogue is at the heart of civilization. Individuals must be able to listen to and truly hear one another, exchange ideas, offer reasoned arguments, and—sometimes—agree to disagree.

As students prepare to move into a world which they will help to shape and construct, they need experience and practice building their own understanding of what is right, moral, and just. At the same time, they need to develop the skills to exchange those ideas with others. A peaceful and sustainable world requires individuals who can think independently, but work together.


MHS provides students with countless opportunities to explore ideas, develop personal conviction, and construct an argument to support their positions. Through seminar and discussion students practice exchanging such views with grace, courtesy, conviction, and civility.