Ethical Reasoning for High Schoolers with Harvard and MIT students

THINKERANALYTX  PHILOSOPHY CLASS AT HARVARD

 

ThinkerAnalytix Saturday class, taught by students at Harvard and MIT will help students understand and rigorously reconstruct arguments about a variety of philosophical problems, such as:

 

– Skepticism: How do you know you’re not dreaming right now or that you aren’t just a brain sitting in jar (or the Matrix)?

 

– Personal Identity: If the cells in your physical body completely recycle themselves every seven years, what makes you the same person you were seven years ago? (How did you know who you were when you woke up this morning? If you lost your memory, would you become a different person?)

 

– Ethics: What rational grounds can be given for objecting to or demanding certain kinds of behavior?

 

Critical thinking skills are essential to a useful education.  By learning basic principles of argument construction and logic, we will gain a new appreciation for studying the problematic universe in which we live and our relation to that universe.

 

WHEN:  Saturdays:  4/12, 4/19, 4/26 and 5/3: 10:00 – 1:00

 

WHERE:   EMERSON HALL, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

contact Roger Hunt at regorhunt02052@gmail.com for more information and registration materials…its FREE!!!