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Fun Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge, Metaphysics, Mind, Self, Evolution & Morals - 8 classes
In this (discounted) 8 class series we cover a wide range of core Philosophical Topics. Each chosen to be easily accessible for kids and which include lots of fun thought experiments that bring the subjects alive. A great intro to thinking!
Dr Pete PhD Earth Science Philosophy Geology
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Once per week
over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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FIRST CLASS HALF PRICE - included in price I also offer a bigger discount on this course the Student has already done one of the classes - contact me for details! TOPICS COVERED: Knowledge (Epistemology), Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Morals, Evolution, Free Will, Personal Identity & the Self ▬▬▬▬▬▬ INTRODUCTION ▬▬▬▬▬ The aim of the "Fun Philosophy" series of classes is to discuss the most interesting topics in Philosophy, because if we enjoy our first experiences of thinking, then...
To think and learn without realising it, because you are having fun! By the end of the series the learner will have a really good grasp of all the main categories in Philosophy. They will have a great grounding in the how to make and analyse rational arguments and will have learnt an up to date version of most of the key issues that Philosophers debate in Modern Western Philosophy.
I have a PhD in Philosophy and have taught these classes may times - they are my favourites to teach and the students all love exploring these fun topics with me.
None. Although (on request) students can be directed to other external sources discussing this area of Philosophy - and also see sources below. I can also schedule a discussion group, or more advanced classes, if your child wants to explore this subject further.
None. Although (on request) the student can be sent a quick quiz on the lesson to test what they remember from the classes.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This course discusses whether we are in a simulation or otherwise being foolded about our existence. We also use the Trolley Problem as a cartoon illustration as a thought experiemnt for moral choices where the person has to choose whether to direct a tram to run over 1 person or 5 people. It is done in a light hearted very abstract manner but some more sensative students might find it distressing.
This course uses the following sources - which all have further references if needed: MORALS: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/utilitarianism-history/ https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consequentialism/ EPISTEMOLOGY: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/perception-episprob/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rene_Descartes METAPHYSICS of Perception, Mind & Time: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/perception-problem/ https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/time/ PERSONAL IDENTITY: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/identity-personal/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_identity CONSCIOUSNESS: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consciousness/ https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/zombies/ EVOLUTION & HUMAN NATURE: Richards J.R. (2000) "Human Nature After Darwin: a Philosophical Introduction" Routledge (Chapters: 5-7) https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/altruism-biological/
Dr Pete PhD Earth Science Philosophy Geology
Exciting Earth Science - Fun Philosophy
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
174 total reviews
328 completed classes
Hello there. At the moment I am not teachinig any one-off classes as my ongoing classes are more popular. So please join any of my ongoing classes at anytime during the Semester instead. I will start doing one-offs & 4 Day Summer Camps in May. I...