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Modern Philosophers

Age 12-16, Meets weekly for 7 sessions.

  • Started 29 Jan
  • 77 British pounds
  • Zoom Class

Service Description

You have heard about Marx, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mills... or have you not? These are just a few of the philosophers who still shape much of our world, and whose ideas influence government, economics, the environmental movement and more. In this class we will meet some of these philosophers, learn about their lives and learn about their ideas. The goal of the class is to have fun discussion about these ideas, become familiar with the ideas, demystify the philosophers behind the ideas and note how these ideas are still affecting our lives. Of course there are many, many philosophers we could discuss in this class... but we only have so many weeks. Having said that if there is a specific philosopher your Thinker is interested in, please let us know and we will do our best to include that philosopher. 1. Looking at reality - Berkeley, Hume 2. Is there philosophy in economics?A. Smith, Nozick, Rawls 3. The goal of philosophy is to change the world: Saint Simon, Hegel, Marx 4. Seeking the greatest happiness - J Mill, J Bentham, and J. S. Mill 5. Let's not make hasty changes - E. Burke 6. Where are women in all of this - M Wollenstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, J Butler. 7. Thinking about justice - Kant, Arendt.

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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