Philosophy in Pop Culture (MSON) (Literature Elective; US)

Spring; Grades 11–12
Prerequisite: None, but some familiarity/experience with logic helpful
Notes: Netflix subscription required
Taught by: Canterbury School

Have you ever had a realistic dream that you were sure was true and then work up confused? How do you know that you are not in the Matrix? What is real and what is not? This course will investigate the nature of existence. It will combine classic philosophic works, like Descartes, with contemporary movies like The Matrix and Inception, to contemplate what it is to exist and what the meaning of life is or should be.


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