• 6-week
  • Course
  • New for 2021

Philosophy is an attempt to ask and answer in an imaginative and disciplined way some of the important questions of life. This course uses classical and contemporary theories to investigate what it means to be human, the fundamental nature of God and reality, the sources and limits of our knowledge, and the concept of what is right and good in our lives. Content and process are given equal emphasis in this demanding course, and both historical ideas and personal reflection are stressed to help students examine these topics constructively.

Note: Open to students who will have completed the U.S. equivalent of grades 10 or 11 by the start of Summer Programs. Matriculating and current Choate students who wish to take the course to fulfill the diploma requirement in philosophy/religion must first obtain permission from the academic year History, Philosophy, Religion, and Social Sciences department head as part of the application process for Summer Programs, and must then comply with all attendance and course expectations. The department head will determine final eligibility for diploma credit based upon the student’s successful completion of the course.

  • Block 6
  • Choate Diploma Credit
  • High School
  • New for 2021

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