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Year 10 Philosophy


Overview

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 be using knowledge, reasoning and logic to formulate your ideas.
You will also examine the ideas of famous philosophers throughout the ages such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates and Confucius. You will examine the vast differences in philosophical ideas and learn to evaluate arguments and come to your own, informed conclusions.

Philosophy will appeal to students who are constantly asking “How?” “What if?” “Why?” and questioning their way in the world.

What do you do?

Fate Activity

Fate – Is my path in life destined by Fate/God?

The Trolley Problem

The Life You Can Save

What skills do you develop?

Philosophy will enable you to think carefully, critically, and with clarity, take a logical approach to addressing 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

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Requirements

 

You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.


Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.