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Senior External School (Year 11-12)

Philosophy & Reason - Term 2, 2020

Nadeem Khokhar
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This subject combines the discipline of philosophy with the associated skills of critical thinking and logic.

Philosophy and Reason will help to:

  • improve your ability to think clearly, analytically and creatively;
  • provide a critical, open-minded and unprejudiced approach to the use of logical analysis;
  • enhance the ability to appreciate the processes of science and the humanities by dealing directly with the underlying rational bases of such fields as natural and social science, mathematics, linguistics, law, and computing;
  • improve your ability to interpret verbal information and to express yourself clearly; and
  • improve your understanding of the underlying cultural, social, moral and religious structures of the world
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Here is the course outline:

1. April Exam and Instructions

- Exam Instructions are now available - The Exam will be available half-an-hour before the exam start time

2. Introduction

Introduction to this subject

3. Fundamentals of Reasoning

Exploring argument structures, deductive vs inductive arguments, fallacies in arguments

4. Unit 3: Moral Philosophy

Students will study the philosophical theories of Kant and Utilitarianism in an attempt to understand and discuss how we should live our lives

5. Unit 3: Schools of Thought - EXISTENTIALISM

Students will conduct an in-depth exploration of concepts encountered in existentialism

6. Unit 4: Rights

Students will explore how rights can be understood though a philosophical lens

7. Social Contract Material

8. Unit 4: Political Philosophy

Students investigate how best to arrange our collective life.

9. June Exam and Instructions

This Tab contains the following document: - Philosophy Q&R

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