These two presentations from the last couple of years show some aspects of the presentation quite well executed. What do you think? Are the Knowledge Questions clear? Are clear claims and counter-claims offered. Have implications been considered? What about use of technology – were slides helpful and adding to the presentation, or did they just repeat what was already being said? What changes would you have recommended to these students?
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So, is beauty subjective? In the eye of the beholder? Or in the brain of the beholder? Is our concept of beauty innate, or can it be learnt? Is ‘ugly’ maths as effective as ‘beautiful’ maths? Does it matter?
A court case which one would expect to be laughed out of court was not only heard, but ruled in favour of.
What does this say about the society which generated both the claim and the court system which upheld it? What other perspectives might have played a role? What implications are there of this decision for Chinese society?
Now stop and think about sources and veracity of information. Is this story real? How could you find out? If it’s not, what does THAT say? And what are the implications?
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What do you think and why? Write an entry in your journal about this Real Life Situation, some of the claims and counter-claims made and some of the implications of each viewpoint.
Read the Guardian Article here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/15/ohio-death-row-inmate-organ-donation
In this brief video, Christopher Nevill explores some of the philosophical questions behind ‘truth’. Are we, in fact, all liars?
The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy article HERE will enlighten you further.
If you would like a longer introduction, this talk is a little deeper, but will cost two hours of your life…
Jonathon Drori – What we think we know?
Journal your thoughts in relation to this talk…