Lesson 1 (from The Myth of Sisyphus: An Absurd Reasoning)
Students will be introduced to the idea of philosophy, as this is the type of text they will be experiencing.
1) In a brainstorm session, invite students to provide their understanding of what 'philosophy' means. There could be a wide range of responses. Settle on definitions that are appropriate for our text, which is a series of essays.
2) In pairs: Discuss the importance of philosophy. What would the world be like if people did not write and think about the meaning of life? Would there be consequences for our quality of life? Would there be consequences for the way we live, our goals, our attitudes?
-- Record the results of your discussion. Read out to the class.
3) Teacher mini-lecture. Explain the place of Philosophy as a study and an underpinning of life. Briefly recount the history of Western philosophy, commencing with the Ancient Greeks, paying special...
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