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KS3/4 Introduction to Moral Philosophy

27 August @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm BST

£4.50

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This series is about deciding right and wrong.

In this topic, we will encounter challenging moral dilemmas, learn about differing opinions of how we should behave, and challenge our intuitions about what makes a person good or bad.

  • Should we always do what creates the most good in the world, or should we follow rules no matter what the consequences?
  • Does it matter what your intentions are when you act a certain way, or is it only the outcome that matters?
  • Should you eat your friends to survive?

In these lessons, we will explore these complicated problems and introduce ourselves to the work of some famous philosophers.

I can’t promise you will come away with any clear any answers, but you will be in a better position to think more deeply about right and wrong and how we should behave in the world.

Prior Learning: No specialist prior learning is required.

Lesson 1: Don’t Rock the Boat – Stranded at sea with no food in sight… how far do you go to survive?

Lesson 2: Tough Decisions – Kill one to save many or just be a bystander? What will you do?

Lesson 3: Animals – Just like us, or just for us? Where do you stand on animal rights?

Lesson 4: Consequences – If we always do what makes the most people the most happy, then we’re doing something right, right? Well, perhaps not…

Lessons can be taken as a whole topic (recommended) or individually, if preferred, as they are written to make sense on a lesson by lesson basis.

CAUTION! This lesson involves age-appropriate, academic discussion of challenging ideas. Every effort is made to handle sensitive issues carefully, but if you feel this might be upsetting for you, please do not join the lesson.

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Your Tutor

David Martin MA, PGCE

David is a qualified English teacher with a master’s degree in contemporary literature.  He worked in secondary schools for four years before leaving to become a professional tutor. David has been tutoring a range of students for two years now and really loves the opportunity to make a real difference and inspire young minds! He also teaches philosophy lessons and is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.

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Details

Date:
27 August
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm BST
Cost:
£4.50
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Suggested age group
KS3+
Lesson dates
Fridays @ 12:30 06/08, 13/08, 20/08, 27/08