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Philosophy

“The unexamined life is not worth living” -Philosophy lessons at Radnor House aim to offer an opportunity for pupils to truly engage in the ultimate questions of existence.

During lessons they are facilitated and supported to open their minds, to think beyond the obvious and ‘outside the box’ more than in any other subject! We start at the beginning of education – the Greeks, such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, whose aim was to seek truth and the best way to gain knowledge.

From the beginning of the course pupils are encouraged to think for themselves, to explain different views coherently and succinctly, to critically analyse ideas by raising strengths and weaknesses, to justify arguments, supported by relevant and specific examples, in order to come to an evaluative conclusion.

Pupils will exercise and improve the skills they need to be able to understand more about life, themselves and the world around us.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realise how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Socrates (470-399 BCE)

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