2307 Philosophy Grades: 10-12
“Philosophy” comes from the Greek “philo,” to love, and “sofia,” wisdom, making philosophers lovers of wisdom. This course examines the great questions of life, such as what is the nature of reality? How do we define right and wrong? How is a state best constructed, and for what reason? Do we have free will, or is this all predetermined? Is there even such a thing as truth? Does life have meaning? This course will examine these questions and more through the challenging writings of some of the greatest thinkers in the history of humanity, inquiring as to how these questions impact us through an analysis of current events and pop culture. Prerequisite: For Sophomores: recommendation of B or higher in World Cultures due to course rigor.