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Course Description

Academic Year 2024-2025 • Grade 8 and above • Philosophy Sequence

Great Debates

This reading group is for students who have taken at least one year of introductory logic and/or philosophy. In a round-table format, students read and discuss the most famous arguments from the history of philosophy, including short texts by Aristotle, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, and Hume. Questions involve the philosophical underpinnings of empirical science, the nature of good and evil, the existence of God, the relationship between the individual and government, and philosophical arguments for life after death.

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Rachel Lott

Starts: September 18, 2024
Ends: May 14, 2025

Wednesday 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET

Tuition: $350.00


Students should have taken at least one year of logic and/or philosophy.

Teacher's notes:

The grade for this group is pass/fail based on student participation. There is no textbook for this course. A full syllabus will be posted on July 1.

Textbooks and Materials

There are no textbook or materials currently required for this course. Check instructor's notes above for additional information, or contact the instructor.

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