Philosophy: Questions and Theories - HZT4U
ILC Course Code: HZT4U-B
Grade 12, University Preparation, 1.0 credit
any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
In this course, you will acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills. You will develop and apply your knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy. This course will cover the following branches: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, aesthetics, ethics and socio-political philosophy. You will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as you formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. You will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.
Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.
Unit 1: Metaphysics, Part 1
Lesson 1 - An invitation to philosophy
Lesson 2 - Reasoning and logic
Unit 2: Metaphysics, Part 2
Lesson 3 - Exploring metaphysics
Lesson 4 - Exploring and connecting metaphysics
Lesson 5 - Defining identity
Unit 3: Epistemology
Lesson 6 - What is epistemology?
Lesson 7 - Epistemology and contemporary philosophers
Lesson 8 - Epistemology: You and society
Unit 4: Science and aesthetics
Lesson 9 - The philosophy of science
Lesson 10 - Philosophy of art
Unit 5: Ethics
Lesson 11 - Understanding our basic ethical beliefs
Lesson 12 - Ethical issues and viewpoints
Lesson 13 - Ethical dilemmas
Lesson 14 - Ethics in society
Lesson 15 - Ethics ... and beyond
Unit 6: Socio-political philosophy, Part 1
Lesson 16 - The political spectrum
Lesson 17 - The political spectrum
Unit 7: Socio-political philosophy, Part 2
Lesson 18 - Consequences of socio-political change
Lesson 19 - Social and political philosophy in Ontario
Lesson 20 - Final thoughts and theories
This is the English version of the course.
This course is not currently available in French. Please check back often for new course releases.