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Philosophy for Teens - True Friendship (FLEX)

In this 5 week course, students will learn about Aristotle, virtue ethics, life-skills, and Aristotle's philosophy of friendship
Professor Dave, PhD
82 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 5 weeks
No live meetings

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

I have a PhD in the Philosophy of Religion from McGill University, and many years experience teaching philosophy and ethics.  One of the courses I have taught is Environmental Virtue Ethics (ENVR 380), an open enrollment undergraduate course, at McGill University. 

My PhD examined how the philosophy of Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) engaged and transformed the philosophies of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) as the grounding for his secular and philosophical Virtue Ethic he termed the 'reverence for life' ethic.  This PhD research was followed-up with a book, The New Rationalism: Albert Schweitzer’s Philosophy of Reverence for Life, McGill-Queens University Press (2013), that went further to trace his thought back to ancient Greece.  
Weekly short quiz on key terms and concepts from each lecture (may be taken during the lecture or afterward), which will be corrected and returned.

Weekly short answer questionnaire to aimed to gauge the student's own views and insights on the ethical questions raised in the lecture.  I will respond to the short answer questions with feedback for each student.  
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Aristotle. 1999. Nicomachean Ethics - Second Edition.  Terence Irwin (translator).  Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Group.   

Pangle, Lorraine Smith. 2003. Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  


Professor Dave, PhD
Lives in Canada
College Prep in Philosophy and Religious Studies
82 total reviews
165 completed classes

About Me

Hello !

I am a professor of philosophy, ecology, and religious studies, and I will be offering classes to help students make that sometimes difficult transition to college and university.  

So often I see 1st year undergraduate students struggle... 
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