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Dr Pete PhD Earth Science Philosophy Geology
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An intro to Philosophy of Mind & Perception by looking at the Time-lag Argument, which says our brains create our full sensory reality all the time. But unlike in the film "The Matrix", it is accurate. A fun way to get hooked on thinking!

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US Grade 7 - 10
To think and learn without realising it, because you are having fun! Students will understand the Time-Lag Argument and the debate between Direct and Indirect Realism and the implications this has on our access to external reality as a foundation for empirical knowledge and Epistemology. We also briefly look at Presentism and Eternalism as modern Theories of Time and finish by looking at the Evolution of Mind and how we access external reality in relation to the Philosophy of Mind and Perception.
I have a PhD in Philosophy and have taught this class many times - it's one of my favourites and all my students have really enjoyed it too.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a well respected reviewed source of great introduction into a Philosophical Topic. There also many follow on references at the bottom of each article. Wikipedia is also a good starting point, but is obviously less reliable as it is not peer reviewed.

For Direct vs Indirect Realism
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - "The Problem of Perception" - First published Tue Mar 8, 2005; substantive revision Wed Aug 18, 2021 - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/perception-problem/

For Epistemology 
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - "Epistemological Problems of Perception" - First published Mon Dec 5, 2016 - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/perception-episprob/

For Theories of Time
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - "Time" - First published Mon Nov 25, 2002; substantive revision Tue Nov 24, 2020 - https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/time/
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I teach Earth Science and Philosophy on Outschool and am very passionate about the topics I teach. You can join any of my classes anytime. They do follow on from each other, but can also be taken as stand alone classes. 

I use the lecture-style... 
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$18

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50 min

Completed by 45 learners
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Ages: 12-17
3-12 learners per class

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