Philosophy - Consequences of Ideas

Develop your student’s worldview by wrestling with consequential ideas of history in this challenging introductory survey using video lectures and primary sources.

Description

Ideas have consequences, and worldviews matter. Expose your student to history’s most powerful ideas and the men who developed them. We’ve put this course together because of the rise of ideology over truth in the public square, and because we knew the best way for students to get a hold of powerful ideas is to send them to the actual sources with a bit of background.

The course would be an excellent capstone for upperclassmen who want to put together all the pieces they’ve accumulated across disciplines like science, literature, history, and art. They will come out of the survey more informed about the ideas that form the world they are entering, and to “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ…” (2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV)

This demanding high-school homeschool elective course in the humanities includes several components to train your student in forming a biblical worldview and applying it to the glory of God.

  • introductory videos on each philosopher by R.C. Sproul from his popular Consequences of Ideas video series;
  • primary source readings from the full, historic books by each philosopher;
  • secondary readings from John Frame’s monumental History of Western Philosophy to provide a Christian analysis of the philosopher, his ideas, and his legacy;
  • a mixture of assignments, articles, quizzes and research projects to reinforce learning.

Credit: 1/2 HS Elective Credit (worldview, philosophy, intellectual history, humanities)

NOTE: This class only has part of the lessons uploaded, with the rest being completed before the new semester in January.

Additional information

Age

14+

Age/Grade

,

Lessons

16

Teacher

R.C. Sproul

Format

Streaming

Type

Credit Amount

Lessons

  1. Pre-Socratics (Thales, Parmenides, Heraclitus & Zeno)
  2. Socrates
  3. Plato
  4. Aristotle
  5. Plotinus & Augustine
  6. Anselm & Aquinas
  7. The Renaissance & Rationalism (Descartes)
  8. Leibniz & Pascal
  9. Empiricism (Locke)
  10. Empiricism (Berkeley & Hume)
  11. The Enlightenment (Rousseau)
  12. Kant
  13. Hegel & Marx
  14. Faith & Atheism (Kierkegaard & Nietzsche)
  15. Existentialism (Sartre & Heidegger)
  16. Positivism & Moderns (Russell et al.)

Lessons include some or all of the following steps in our Learning Management System:

  • Watch a video lesson which introduces a philosopher and his thought
  • Read a background essay for additional historical context
  • Read from the original philosophical sources
  • Review a Summary of the lesson and new Vocabulary
  • Complete a Quiz over the material
  • Complete a project or research
  • Solidify understanding with a summative essay by Christian philosopher John Frame

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Description

Ideas have consequences, and worldviews matter. Expose your student to history’s most powerful ideas and the men who developed them. We’ve put this course together because of the rise of ideology over truth in the public square, and because we knew the best way for students to get a hold of powerful ideas is to send them to the actual sources with a bit of background.

The course would be an excellent capstone for upperclassmen who want to put together all the pieces they’ve accumulated across disciplines like science, literature, history, and art. They will come out of the survey more informed about the ideas that form the world they are entering, and to “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ…” (2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV)

This demanding high-school homeschool elective course in the humanities includes several components to train your student in forming a biblical worldview and applying it to the glory of God.

  • introductory videos on each philosopher by R.C. Sproul from his popular Consequences of Ideas video series;
  • primary source readings from the full, historic books by each philosopher;
  • secondary readings from John Frame’s monumental History of Western Philosophy to provide a Christian analysis of the philosopher, his ideas, and his legacy;
  • a mixture of assignments, articles, quizzes and research projects to reinforce learning.

Credit: 1/2 HS Elective Credit (worldview, philosophy, intellectual history, humanities)

NOTE: This class only has part of the lessons uploaded, with the rest being completed before the new semester in January.

Additional information

Age

14+

Age/Grade

,

Lessons

16

Teacher

R.C. Sproul

Format

Streaming

Type

Credit Amount

Lessons

  1. Pre-Socratics (Thales, Parmenides, Heraclitus & Zeno)
  2. Socrates
  3. Plato
  4. Aristotle
  5. Plotinus & Augustine
  6. Anselm & Aquinas
  7. The Renaissance & Rationalism (Descartes)
  8. Leibniz & Pascal
  9. Empiricism (Locke)
  10. Empiricism (Berkeley & Hume)
  11. The Enlightenment (Rousseau)
  12. Kant
  13. Hegel & Marx
  14. Faith & Atheism (Kierkegaard & Nietzsche)
  15. Existentialism (Sartre & Heidegger)
  16. Positivism & Moderns (Russell et al.)

Lessons include some or all of the following steps in our Learning Management System:

  • Watch a video lesson which introduces a philosopher and his thought
  • Read a background essay for additional historical context
  • Read from the original philosophical sources
  • Review a Summary of the lesson and new Vocabulary
  • Complete a Quiz over the material
  • Complete a project or research
  • Solidify understanding with a summative essay by Christian philosopher John Frame

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