Write and discuss answers to questions: What is good? What is an example of a good thing/action? What is an example of a good person? Are you a good person according to your definition? What causes you to be good?
Learn etymology of the word "philosophy."
Solve moral dilemmas here and below:
The ship is sinking and the seas are rough. All but one lifeboat has been destroyed and it holds a maximum of six people. There are ten people who want to board the lifeboat. The four individuals who do not board the boat will certainly die. Here are the people: pregnant woman, ship captain, teen twins, nurse, lifeguard, young newlyweds, senior citizen with 15 grandchildren, & elementary school teacher.
Read 12 parables from Taoism, Zen Buddhism, & Christianity. Answer the 19 interpretation questions.
Read & annotate "The Apology" (an account of Socrates)
Choose a philosophical/psychological/religious book on your own or from this list. Answer 4 questions about the book you chose:
1. In 2 sentences, summarize what you’ve read so far. Then, support your summary with quotations from text.
2. Find one idea or sentence that you passionately agree or disagree with. Explain why you agree or disagree. Support with examples from your life.
3. What questions do you have about the text and/or the author?
4. Why did the author write this particular section? What’s the purpose of the text? Answer must be beyond “The author wrote this to make readers think.”
Post three juicy questions about your book. Be sure to label your question as either
Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation, or Grammar. Continue discussion by answering one question from two different peers. Your answer should be 5-7 sentences and include support from the novel. Your post must state the question and its
author. Also, respond to what someone has written to you.
Read & annotate Freud packet about dream interpretation, Oedipus complex, id/ego/superego, and defense mechanisms. Write a dilemma and question to an
advice columnist and answer the question advising how the id, ego, and superego
would solve the dilemma. Read "Catch the Moon" by Judith Ortiz Cofer and
psychoanalyze Luis's defense mechanisms and your own defense mechanisms.