Philosophy Semester - Morals, Metaphysics, Knowledge, Mind & Critical Thinking - 15 Week Ongoing
Covering all the main Philosophy Topics at the core of most curriculums. Spending at least 1 week on all the main topics - Morals & Ethics, Metaphysics & the Mind, Epistemology & Knowledge, Evolution & Psychology & Reasoning & Critical Thinking
TOPICS COVERED: Knowledge (Epistemology), Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Morals, Evolution, Free Will, Personal Identity & the Self These classes can be joined at anytime and can be learned as stand alone classes or in the complete series. So it doesn't matter when you join the course. These subjects are cherry picked to choose the most interesting, accessible and relevant philosophy subjects for kids, so they learn to enjoy thinking. ▬▬▬▬▬▬ INTRODUCTION ▬▬▬▬▬ The aim of the "Fun...
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.
On request: Each week I will post 5 questions for the students to answer. I do not mark these but instead post the ideal answers for students to compare their answers with.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This course discusses whether we are in a simulation, or could be robots 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. We also look at the meaning of life and the possibility that there is no meaning other than the one we choose to give it. This is all done in a light hearted very abstract manner but some more sensative students might find these subjects distressing.
Philosophy for Beginners - Firth, Lacey, Akpojaro, Radford 2020 Philosophy for Beginners - Osborne, Edney 2007 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/
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Hello there. I teach Earth Science and Philosophy on Outschool and am very passionate about the topics I teach. We are in the middle of Semester 1 now from September to December. But you can join any of my classes anytime. They do follow on...
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