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Philosophy

Read More About The Beekman School's Philosophy Curriculum

This is a one-semester course that will provide a general overview of the most prominent philosophers. Philosophers studied include: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; the course then moves into the era of more modern philosophers. Some of the modern philosophers studied may include: Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Hume, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Hegel, Hobbes, Locke, Nietzsche, and Kiergegaard. Finally, the course ends with the examination of the major Existentialists: Sartre and Camus.

Issues to be studied can include: Examining the idea of a universal right / wrong, systems of reality, reality of the self vs. reality of the society, ethics, morality, justice, religion, human freedom, philosophical questions of epistemology, skepticism, truth, aesthetics, the role of the senses, existentialism, deconstruction, and post-modernism.

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