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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

Course Description

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

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.