Bella gained a BSc from at LSE in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. Bella has recently signed up to the Teach First graduate scheme to help further develop her teaching practise and share her love for learning.
Plato and the allegory of the cave
Aristotle and Virtue Ethics
Kant and the Categorical Imperative
Bentham and Utilitarianism
The History of Philosophical Thinkers
The objective of this course is to help pupils better understand and independently present the main ideas of four key thinkers and to engage analytically with these ideas, demonstrated by debating key objections to them.
- Plato and the allegory of the cave: Truth and knowledge are objectives. They are accessed through education.
- Aristotle and Virtue Ethics: 'Eudaimonia' and pursuing the good life. If we practice good character and good behaviour this will help us become moral individuals and achieve the good life. Looking at the historical and contextual links between Plato and Aristotle.
- Kant and the Categorical Imperative: Deontology - actions in themselves are bad e.g. stealing is always bad.
- Bentham and Utilitarianism: Teleology – actions are bad if their consequences are bad. Actions that bring about pleasure are good, actions that bring about pain are
bad. Evaluating this in comparison with Kant’s theory.
Course Length: Four Hours (14+)