2011 HALE SCHOOL PHILOSOTHON
| The following stimulus matarial relates to the topics covered during the 2011 Hale School Philosothon.
Organising teachers are invited to print out each of the four articles and use them with students leading
up to the Philosothon. Students who are participating will need to be familiar with the content of all four
articles prior to the Philosothon and each student will need to submit four questions which together with
the other participants will be the starting point of the discussions at the Philosothon.
1) What is the good life? How can we know?
Click here for an article by philosopher Dr Mark Vernon.
2) Do men and woman have different natures?
Click here for an interview with philosopher Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards.
3) Do you have free will?
Click here for the recent article in the New York Times
4) Does the universe have a purpose?
Click here for an article written by Michael Shermer.