Is the Unexamined Life Worth Living
Is the unexamined life worth living?
Is the unexamined life worth living? Are there such things as universal moral norms and values? What do we know and how do we know it? What is the nature of reality? Does God exist? What do we mean by freedom? Does freedom exist, or is there only necessity? If we are free, then is there any moral code that can be binding on us? Are we naturally political, or is the body politic a mere artifice? Is there a real distinction between legitimate and illegitimate authority? Do political bodies naturally produce justice? What is the value of aesthetic beauty? These are the questions that reflect the major themes and values of the 12 th Grade Philosophy course at Classical Magnet School. In this culminating social studies course students will utilize and refine all of the critical thinking, writing and research skills that they have practiced throughout their academic careers at Classical. Specifically, this course expects students to work at the upper end of Bloom’s taxonomy, focusing upon analysis, synthesis & evaluation of the ideas and values presented in the curriculum. Students will practice: writing properly formatted college style essays; conducting primary and secondary source research for research papers. In addition, students will participate in weekly or biweekly Paideia seminars as well as in daily class discussions that utilize the Socratic method of questioning and response.
Q: Is the unexamined life worth living
So, is the unexamined life worth living? Well, to the Taoist, the purely unexamined life is the only authentic form of life that there is. All else is resistance and illusion.