Year 9: Moral Choices – Would You Eat Your Cat?

Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiryThemes: Making moral decisions with consideration of utilitarian, deontological and virtue theoriesFocus inquiry/reasoning skill: Considering other points of viewPurpose: To apply previous learning in ethics

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 16: Is This Generalisation Reasonable?

Lesson type: ActivityThemes: Logic and reasoning - searching for evidence, counterexamples, etc., to support claims Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Testing the strength of generalisations Purpose: To examine the criteria by which

Lesson 15: Free Rider

Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiryThemes: Making moral decisions with consideration of social contract theory and our duty to othersFocus inquiry/reasoning skill: Considering other points of view, contradictions Purpose: To