Human beings are born with a natural curiosity about the world, and questions fall from our lips as soon as we learn to talk. Wondering about things like nature, human behavior, and reality is the foundation of philosophy. From ancient Greece to the modern day, philosophers have been debating the big questions about human life.
At Athena’s, our students approach philosophical questions that philosophers have asked for ages. Students learn how to think carefully, critically, and with clarity. They will understand how to take a logical approach to addressing challenging questions and examining hard issues. They will begin to look at things from a variety of perspectives, to discuss and debate with kindness while uncovering common ground.
Come philosophize with us and learn skills that are important for life.
Fall discussions focus on:
- Questions we discuss are unique to our fall semester Philosophy course and are not included in our spring or summer Philosophy courses.
The Philosophy series follows in progression and can be taken in any order:
- Philosophy: Fall Semester
- Philosophy: Spring Semester
- Philosophy: Summer Semester (8-weeks, occasionally offered)
- The above courses may be taken in any order.
Example questions may include:
- How do you know who your friends are?
- How do you know for certain that things move?
Note to parents:
- Why we should teach philosophy to kids? Find out in this TED Blog discussing a British Journal of Educational Psychology study.
- Check out this TED Talk about how Philosophy sparks the love of learning. Let’s spark your student’s love of learning!
- Philosophy, for questioning minds – Spring Semester follows this course in the same time slot in the spring.
From one of our former Philosophy students:
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