Philosophy Club is an opportunity to discuss ideas and explore concepts beyond the RS and Philosophy syllabus. “Philosophy” comes from Greek words meaning “love of wisdom.” Philosophy uses the tools of logic and reason to investigate the ways in which humans experience the world. It teaches critical thinking, close reading, clear writing, and logical analysis; it uses these to understand the language we use to describe the world, and our place within it.
Different areas of philosophy are distinguished by the questions they ask. Do our senses accurately describe reality? What makes wrong actions wrong? How should we live? These are philosophical questions, and philosophy teaches the ways in which we might begin to answer them. Philosophy Club is open to First and Second Year pupils and is a very popular club with Lower School Hamptonians.