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What Are You Wondering? Philosophy for Children (P4C)

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Class
Dan Schwartz (PhD in philosophy)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(11)
This course explores the intersection of technology and ethics through the lens of selected "Black Mirror" episodes.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner Level
I am a former philosophy professor with experience teaching a course on Technology and Human Values.
Homework Offered
Viewing episodes prior to class is required and will take an average of one hour per week. Reading the assigned selections (averaging 10-20 pages) is highly encouraged and will take 1-2 hours per week.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners will need access to Netfix.
Some Black Mirror episodes contain violence, sexual content, and profanity. This course omits any episodes with significant sexual content, but parents may wish to consult the Parents' Guide at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/parentalguide.
"Black Mirror and Philosophy: Dark Reflections," by David Kyle Johnson
"Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" by Sherry Turkle
"Punishment" by H.L.A. Hart
"Discipline and Punish" by Michel Foucault
"The Society of the Spectacle" by Guy Debord
"The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr
"Mortal Questions" by Thomas Nagel
"Love's Knowledge" by Martha Nussbaum
"Our Final Invention" by James Barrat
"Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business" by Neil Postman
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(11)
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Hi, I'm Dan! I have more than a decade of experience teaching everything from grammar to Aristotle's ethics as a college professor. I'm a philosopher by training, but I have always excelled at all of the core academic subjects. One of my favorite... 
Group Class

$27

weekly or $160 for 12 classes
2x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
1-8 learners per class

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