Philosophy Semester - Morals, Metaphysics, Knowledge, Mind & Critical Thinking - 15 Week Ongoing

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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

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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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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(229)
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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50 min

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Ages 12-17
3-12 learners per class

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