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Philosophical perspectives

Applied philosophy

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Learning objective 7-1: Inquiry

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • describe, and explain philosophical ideas.


  • Describes the main problems in different philosophical issues.
  • When discussing philosophical ideas, is able to explain different perspectives in some detail.

Possible context elaborations

  • A selected written text or television series such as The Consolations of Philosophy (Alain de Botton). Students generate a list of questions that identify the main problems in the philosophical issues raised in/by the text.

Other philosophical problems might be:

  • Is the mind separate from the brain?
  • Should art be beautiful?
  • To be a moral person, do you need to be free?

Assessment for qualifications

See NCEA assessment: level 2 for suggestions of achievement standards and unit standards that could be used to assess this learning.

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Last updated October 24, 2011