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.
Spring discussions focus on:
- Critical Thinking
- Questions we discuss are unique to our spring semester Philosophy course and are not included in our fall or summer Philosophy courses.
The Philosophy series follows in progression:
- Philosophy: Fall Semester
- Philosophy: Spring Semester
- Philosophy: Summer Semester (8-weeks, occasionally offered)
Example questions may include:
- Can you think about nothing at all?
- Is it important to speak and write so you can be understood?
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 – Summer Session follows this course in the same time slot in the summer.
- When offered, High School level students may continue philosophy with Dr. Marianne’s course titled Examining Life, advanced philosophy for questioning minds.