POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF MORALITY
Year 10 Philosophy
In this Unit, you will be researching the ideas of a philosopher on the foundations of morality and its relationship to politics. In groups, you will select from the following list of philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Nicolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill and John Rawls.
Our fundamental questions are:
Why do we have morality?
What is the relationship between morality and social and political order?
Your research will focus on how your group's chosen philosopher answered these questions. More specific questions are contained under the description of the two assessment tasks.
There are two tasks in this Unit.
PART ONE: RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION
PART TWO: NEWSPAPER
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