Year 10 Philosophy
Philosophy is for those with enquiring minds and an appetite for healthy debate.
In Year 10 Philosophy you will discuss and dissect intriguing questions, such as: ‘What is love?’, ‘Should we submit to social rules?’ and ‘Should animals have equal rights to humans?’.
You will use knowledge, reasoning and logic to form your ideas. You will also examine the ideas of famous philosophers, such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates and Confucius. As a result, you will be able to examine the vast differences in philosophical ideas and learn to evaluate arguments. After this you will be able to come to your own, informed conclusions.
Philosophy will appeal to you if you are constantly asking ‘why’, ‘how?’ and ‘what if?’.
What skills do you develop?
Philosophy will enable you to think carefully, critically, and with clarity, take a logical approach to address challenging questions and examining hard issues, reason well and evaluate the reasoning of others, discuss sensibly, and write effectively.
In Philosophy courses you can expect to:
- enhance your problem-solving capacities, your ability to organise ideas and issues, and your ability to distinguish what is essential from what is not
- become better able to look at things from a variety of perspectives, to understand different viewpoints, and to discover common ground among them
- learn how to critically examine your own views as well as those of others
- develop your ability to understand and explain difficult material
- learn how to distinguish good reasoning from attempts to manipulate opinions, to construct sound complex arguments, and to evaluate others’ reasoning
- develop good descriptive writing skills that will allow you to communicate your ideas in a clear and powerful way.
Internet is needed to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.