Unit Outline (17 lessons)

Name of units: What is there and how do I know? How should we live our lives?NB: Whilst this semester is primarily related to the unit, 'What is there and how

Lesson 5: Could we all just be a brain in a vat?

Lesson type: Philosophical Community of InquiryThemes: Identity, artificial intelligence (Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning, Ethics) Focus inquiry skill: Making intellectual progress, summarising Purpose: Further examination of identity & personhood in

Lesson 4: Do We Have Free Will?

Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiry Themes: Autonomy, control, choices, identity, free will and determinism (Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning) Focus inquiry/reasoning skills: Making and evaluating judgements with reference to

Lesson 3: Free Will and Determinism

Lesson type: Activity and explicit teaching: PPT Free Will and Determinism. The problem of freedom of the will in an age of science. Themes: Autonomy, control, choices, identity, free will

Lesson 1b: What is Philosophy?

Lesson type: Explicit teaching and activityThemes: Branches of philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning, Ethics, Social and Political philosophy, AestheticsFocus inquiry/reasoning skill: Categorisation/classificationPurpose: To explore the discipline of Philosophy and