Philosophy and Ethics

Year 12 Philosophy Transition Work

For this work you are going to consider whether the world around us is real or a mere illusion. How can you trust your senses? Have they ever lied to you? What about dreams?

Watch the following clip from the film ‘The Matrix’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ1_IbFFbzA

Answer the following questions:

  1. Do you agree that we are in a prison as Morpheus said? Are we bound by our senses?
  2. Describe and explain an example of when our senses might lie to us.
  3. Can you trust your senses?
  4. What are the positive outcomes of taking the blue pill?
  5. What are the positive outcomes of taking the red pill?
  6. Which would you take if you were given the same choice as Neo? Blue Pill or Red Pill? Explain your choice giving three reasons. Stretch: How might your choice affect others? How might it affect the way you continue to live?
  7. Do you believe we have a choice? Look at this Bible quote and explain what it means and how it might impact a Christians’ belief in the idea of ‘choice’.Proverbs 16:9
  8. ‘The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.’

We will be using your answers to these questions in the first lesson back – please come prepared.

Please click here to access the Ehics transition work.

See you in September!

Miss Finch and Mr Jones

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
Wem
Shropshire
SY4 5UB

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01939 237000