How Philosophy is Integrated Term 1:Philosophy Term 2:Scripture Term 3:Justice Term 4:Spirituality (Anglican tradition and practice throughout year)
Five Overarching Areas of Philosophy Metaphysics: questions of reality. Epistemology: questions of knowledge, how we learn and what we can know. Includes such area as the philosophy of religion or the philosophy of science. Logic: which examines the framework for reasoning and argumentation. Ethics: concerns human values and character and how people should act. Aesthetics: deals with the notion of beauty and the philosophy of art.
Other Areas of Philosophy Philosophy of education Philosophy of language Philosophy of mind Political philosophy
Philosophy and the Big Questions Is there a God? What is the nature/attributes of God? What is the meaning of life? How should we lead our lives? In what way are we connected to the environment? What is beautiful? What is the nature of reality? How can we be happy in life? How can we build a good society? What is the good life? Why are we here? How should we treat animals?
How does Philosophy help in the teaching Religion? Closely related academic disciplines Intertwined in their histories Historically many examples of theologians/philosophers or at least philosophers who have engaged in theological questions. E.g. Anselm, Aquinas, Spinoza, Descartes & Kant
How does Philosophy help in the teaching Religion? Provides us with a historical context for our understandings of theology. Provides us with knowledge and frameworks to meaningfully engage in Religious Studies and matters of Faith. Through the study of relevant philosophical ideas and in the Anglican tradition, helps students to form and develop religious and faith concepts in their own schemata, rather than be ‘given’ the knowledge and faith.
Who am I? The Foundations of Personhood Acceptance of self and others Ethical living The Golden Rule/ Jesus’ commandment
‘ I think therefore I am’ What is Philosophy? Thinking and believing Why are we here? What is Religion?
What is Philosophy? Perception and how we ‘see’ or sense our world. Critical thinking Plato and his Forms Suffering and Evil Christianity and Buddhism
Friendship Ancient view of friendship – e.g. Aristotle, Epicurus Modern application of idea i.e. obligations and responsibilities Gospel messages and values Agape Impact of social media
Compulsory Year 11 ATAR Philosophy and Ethics (first unit) Elective Year 11 ATAR Philosophy and Ethics
All students Beliefs and Values – ‘Flourishing’ Ethics Hedonistic treadmill Belief systems, Altruism and Compassion The Meaning of Life Elective Year 12 ATAR Philosophy and Ethics