SOCRATIC DISCUSSIONS SCHEDULE FOR 2020-2021 – ALL CLASSES ARE WEEKLY, EACH MONDAY
|3rd Grade Class (Monday)||8:00 AM||9:00 AM||10:00 AM||11:00 AM|
|4th Grade Class (Monday)||9:00 AM||10:00 AM||11:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|5th Grade Class (Monday)||10:00 AM||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||1:00 PM|
|6th Grade Class (Monday)||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|7th Grade Class (Monday)||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|8th Grade Class (Monday)||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||3:00 PM||4:00 PM|
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PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN SCHEDULE FOR 2020-2021 – ALL CLASSES ARE WEEKLY, EACH FRIDAY
|7th Grade||Ethics||8:00 AM PST||Ethics: Drama of the Moral Life by Prof. Piotr Jaroszynski
The Time of Our Lives: The Ethics of Common Sense by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler
|8th Grade||Socratic Logic||9:30 AM PST||Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft|
|3rd & 4th Grades||Philosophy for Children||11:00 AM PST||Harry Stottlemeier’s Discover
In Harry Stottlemeier’s Discovery, the children are beginning to explore the world of ideas. This is not just a series of intellectual adventures. Harry and his friends investigate the world of ideas in a systematic fashion. They engage in forms of inquiry. When first reading the book, the methodical and systematic character of what the children in the novel are doing may not be apparent to you. You see them struggling and floundering. But what is happening is not haphazard. They are going through a series of stages typical of the great many cases of discovery and invention. These stages are the process of inquiry. Inquiry often begins when problems arise regarding things which till then had been taken for granted. With this begins the process of inquiry and it does not terminate until a more satisfactory solution replaces the one that has become unsatisfactory.
|5th & 6th Grades||Philosophy for Children,||12:30 PM PST||Introduction to Greek Philosophy
GREEK PHILOSOPHY: The first philosophers in Western history—the ancient Greeks—asked the most fundamental questions about human beings and their relationship to the world. More than 2,500 years later, the issues they pondered continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us. Is reality stable and permanent or is it always changing? Are ethical values like justice and courage relative? Or are values “absolute”—simply and forever right and true? What is justice? What is happiness? How shall we best live our lives? In this course, you not only learn about Greek philosophy but, to some extent, how to do it. Greek philosophy is ultimately not about facts or answers but about the give-and-take of ideas.
By the end of this course, you will understand how Greek philosophy still heavily influences our view of life. We live today at a time that is shaped by Pre-Socratic, relativistic philosophy. Contemporary thinkers, and often the average person, have great difficulty finding objective truth or meaning in life. What have we lost in turning away from the world of Plato and Aristotle—a world where everything has a place and a purpose and life is saturated with value and meaning? On the other hand, what would we lose if we returned to that world? These are a few of the many questions that will give you ample food for thought. For the Greeks, that was the greatest feast of all.
If your preferred class is marked FULL, add your name to the Philosophy for Children WAITLIST, and we will notify you when a seat opens, or if we add another class, which we do when enough students are wait-listed.