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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
39 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 1

Sep 1 - Sep 29 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Oct 1

Oct 1 - Oct 29 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


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
39 total reviews
79 completed classes

About Me

Hello !

I am a professor of philosophy 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 with... 
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