Philosophy Homework May 25th

Students are to complete up to and including question 8.2 question #1-12


June 8th: Austin, Payton,Cliff
June 9th Aaron, Gabby, Mia
June 13th Rico, Alysaa, Abby
June 14th: Maria, Kailyn, Angela
June 15th Sabrina, Kyle, Angela
June 16th Jacob, Ezhil, Ethan
June 19th Morgan, Greg, Grant
June 20th Anne, Josh

Grade 12 Thesis Statement and three points of proof due Monday, May, 29th

Students must email me a definite thesis statement and three points of proof by Monday, May, 29th. Failure to do so or if the thesis and points of proof are not the same when presenting will lead to a loss of 10% of the overall mark.

Philosophy Home work Wednesday, May 24th

Students are to complete 8.1 #1 and 8.2 #1-9 for Wednesday's class.


Tues: May 30th: Jon, Hayley
Wed, May 31st: Vanessa, Megann
Thurs. June 1st: Ryan H. Abby L.
Fri. June 2nd: Mia, Emily P
Mon June 5th: Nathanya, Abbie C.
Tues June 6th: Ryan F. Etienne
Wed June 7th: Sienna, Ashley
Thurs June 8th: Brent, Levi

Wal-Mart In-class Five Paragraph Essay due May 17th

Students are to use their notes and can use their textbooks to create a five paragraph essay on the subject of Wal-Mart and Justice found in chapter six of the text, Be With Me. Use your notes and pick out what you believe to be the most relevant information that demonstrates Wal-Mart's injustice towards those mentioned in the video, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices. Students are only to use their notes and textbook to write up their essay.

Grade nine Chapter six May 9th

Students should read and answer questions on page 132 Who is the Rich Man? and answer questions 1-4 pg 134.

Grade Nine Religion Chapt. 6 Justice May 8th

Students should complete reflection questions pg. 128 of the text after reading, A Fly on The Wall

Grade 9 Religion: Students should complete all reflection questions fro Chapter 5 of Be With Me

Students should also review the summary page at the end ofr the chapter.

Philosophy test Chapt. 7&8 Review

Define or know the significance of the following:
Normative ethics
Applied Ethics
Egoistic Relativism
Social Relativism
Modus Vivendi
Incommensurable pluralism
Metaethical Relativism
Simon Blackburn
Emile Durkheim
Divine Command Ethics
Natural Law theory
Hedonistic Calculus
Magic Ring
Three excusing conditions
Virtue Ethics
Kant's deontological ethics
Aquinas' Ethical theory
Psychological Egoism
Genetic Selfishness
Benjamin Constant
Epicurian Hedonism
Problems with different ethical theories
Affect Based Ethics
Joel Marks
David Hume
The Euthyphro Dilemma
Natural grounding of ethics
Act Of killing: Will be on test

Philosophy Student debates Wedesday, May 11th

Be it resolved that:

1.Morality is absolute and not based upon relativism.
   Pro:                               Con:
Etienne, Ryan               Brent, Abbie      

2.Morality is a sham. Human beings are motivated exclusively be self-interest
   Pro                                Con:
Vanessa, Ashley:         Jon, Ryan                

3.Morality without God is non-existent.
   Pro:                        Con:
Hailey, Sienna          Megan, Emily

4.Non-consequentialist ethical theory is superior to Consequentialist
   Pro:                          Con:
Mia, Abby                Levi, Nathanya  

Each debater must speak in front of the class for at least 2:30 minutes to a maxium of 4:00 minutes.


Make your Own School

Students are to create a poster in which they list and describe the following:
The School Mission Statement: Three Values
The School Philosophy-3 Principles
The organization of classes-how student learning will take place
List of courses
School Regulations

The poster must be at least THREE PAGES, of the size of legal paper
It should also contain an illustration the School Emblem
Illustrations of school activities of no less than four must also be included.

Students should bring in their own coloring pencils and preferably their own poster paper.

Students will be assessed on the creativity and insight of their School Assignment
Students will also be assessed on the practicality of their assignment
Students will be assessed on the neatness and art work of their assignment

Assignment due on Monday, May 1st

Parable Assignment Due April 20th

Students are to read four parables and interpret the meaning and moral taught by Jesus through the parable. The assignments should be two pages double spaced type written letter size 12. Aerial Font. It should also include a title page with the title Parable Assignment, your name student number the date submitted and my name. Students will be assessed on the quality of their insight into the parable and on their grammar and their ability to follow writing conventions.

Grade 9 Religion test Monday, April 10th

Students will be tested on chapters 3&4 of their textbooks on Monday. Students should study pages 68&106 of their texts as well as the reflection questions they have done based upon the text.

Students will be tested on the following:
Poor In Spirit: Admitting that you need God in your life and that your strengths don't make you better than anyone else.
Prayer of Petition: Asking God for things
Prayer of Intercession: Asking God to help someone else
Prayer of Thanksgiving: Developing an appreciation and developing the gifts of life and love
Prayer of Praise: Admitting that God is all-knowing, all-loving, all-seeing, all-powerful
Prayer of Blessing and Adoration: Acknowledging that everything comes from God, belongs to God, and will one day return to God. Prayer without words
Unconditional Love: Love without condition
Informed Conscience: Is a conscience that is aware of factors that influence decisions.
Magisterium: Church Teachings
Chastity: Abstaining from sex until marriage
All the elements of an informed conscience as found on Page 80-81 and Natural Law Theory
Five Inclinations:
Perpetuation of species
Preservation of life
Orderly society
Education of the Young
Pursuit of knowledge
Elements of an informed Conscience:
Personal Experience
Magisterium: Natural Law

Deitrich Bonhoeffer Assignment Due Tuesday, April 4th

Students are to reflect on at least 4 instances in which Bonhoeffer had to make a moral decision. Students are to describe the moral decision and then assess it using Natural Law Theory.
Students are to write a reflection of at least 2 pages double-spaced type written letter size 12. Do not use bold letters. Students must also include a title page with the title, Deitrich Bonhoeffer, the date, April 4th, your name, student number, and my name. Students will be assessed on their grammar and the structure of their reflections. They will be also be assessed on the content of the reflection i.e. the insight they demonstrate on the subject as well as their ability to apply Natural Law theory to four different moral decisions.

Sicko Assignment Due Tuesday March 21st

Students are to write a reflection on what they think about the movie Sicko and the American Health Care System. Students can use Natural Law theory to support their response. The reflection must be Three pages in total with a title page and two reflection pages. The SIZE OF THE LETTERS MUST BE 12. Failure to do this will lead to a serious deduction in marks, as the paper will be too short in length. Students will be assessed on the critical analysis of their reflection as well as their grammar usage which is expected to be at a grade 9 level.  .

Metaphysics Review Test Monday, March 27TH

Know the following for the 2 Long Answer Questions:
Chapter 6: The God Chapter & William Lane Craig's Opening argument in his debate against Christopher Hitchens CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE VIDEO

Know the following for the Multiple Choice Questions:
Basic Dichotomous Views in Metaphysics
The Experience Machine
Abu Nasr
Ibn Sina
Cognitive Science
Eliminative Materialism
The New Mysterianism
Identity Theory
Thomas Nagel
Ontological Argument
Cosmological Arguments
Argument from Design
Anthropic principle
Omni-Potence Paradox
Perceiver Relativity Argument
JP Sartre

Grade 12 RST working thesis statement Monday April 3rd

It's time to start reading your books. Students are expected to provide a working thesis by Monday April 3rd.

Grade 9 RST Topics

Go to the following site to find topics for your RST.

Students are expected to make a final decision on who they would like to present for their RST by March 24th of this month. Directions on what you will have to do for your RST in June are to be found on my web site which can be found by going to the link on the right side of this page.Email me with your choice. First come first serve. If your topic has been taken I will let you know.

Grade 12 Homework

Students should complete the remainder of the God Unit questions for Monday, March 6th