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Fun Philosophy 4 Day Summer Camp: Morals, Metaphysics, Epistemology & Psychology

In this 4 daqy camp 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 Geology Philosophy Earth Science
90 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 14 learners
Class
50 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 1 week
12-17
year olds
3-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Aug 14

Aug 14 - Aug 17 (1 week)
Su, Mo, Tu, We
4pm - 4:50pm
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Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Aug 25 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th
2pm - 2:50pm
3 learners enrolled
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Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Aug 25 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th
5pm - 5:50pm
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Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Aug 25 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th
8pm - 8:50pm
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Description

Class Experience

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.
3 hours 20 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/

Teacher

Dr Pete PhD Geology Philosophy Earth Science
🇬🇧
Lives in the United Kingdom
Exciting Earth Science (Geology) - Fun Philosophy
90 total reviews
189 completed classes

About Me

Hello there. I teach several different subjects on Outschool and am very passionate about all the topics I teach. My teaching style is to make things as fun and accessible as possible and to use thought experiments and multi-media to make my... 
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