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This course is an introduction to the major philosophies that have shaped western thought—those of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, and others— and to fundamental philosophical questions: How do we know anything?, Are we free or determined?, What is the basis of morality? Through selected readings, class discussions, and presentations, students practice the skills of critical thinking, essay writing, and public speaking.

Prerequisite: open to students in Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Form.

  • Religion