Philosophy

Week of August 13

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal: In your table groups, discuss and record answers to the follong questions in your journal:
    • What stood out about Friday's discussion? What could be improved as we do socratic discussions in the future?
    • What questions do you still have regarding Russell?
  • Lecture/Discussion - Key ideas from Russell and how they relate to the rest of the year
  • Mind body project reminder
Mind-Body project - Due tomorrow
Tuesday
  • Move desks to quad formation
  • Display you project face up on your desk
  • Circulate around the room examining the other theories and completing your investigation template. Remember to rate how close each theory is to you own. Strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree.
  • Last 15 minutes. Find people whose theories are most similar to yours (6 max). In these groups identify what your key similarities are. Then construct a 280 character statement that concretely describes your group's theory on the relationship between the mind and the body (including key definitions). Your theory must address what composes the various elements. Write your completed statement neatly on the paper provided.
Wednesday
  • Find people whose theories are most similar to yours (6 max). In these groups identify what your key similarities are. Then construct a 180 character statement that concretely describes your group's theory on the relationship between the mind and the body (including key definitions). Your theory must address what composes the various elements. Write your completed statement neatly on the template provided.
Thursday Read and annotate Descartes readings - due Tuesday, August 21
Friday
  • FFF - Topic TBD
Read and annotate Descartes readings - due Tuesday, August 21

Week of August 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Welcome!
  • Sit with the other people who share your train card color
  • Doing philosophy activity
Tuesday
  • Sit in your color groups/seating charts
  • In your groups discuss and be prepared to share what the group considers to be the most significant/interesting philosophical question and ideas that arose from yesterday's discussion (use the template from yesterday). Be prepared to explain why your question is a philosophical question.
  • Doing philosophy group presentations and structure of the class
Wednesday
Thursday Mind-Body project - due Tuesday, August 14
Friday
  • Russell Discussion
  • In your groups -10 minutes:
    • Share what passage most struck you in this document. Explain why this passage struck you? (B)
    • What questions arise from this document? (A)
    • Why is this this document relevant in 2018?
  • Large group - Using the document and your small group discussion address the following question, "What is the value of philosophy in 2018?
Mind-Body project - due Tuesday, August 14