The Year 7 Scholars began their first exploration into the world of philosophy examining the proposition that we may all be existing in a dream and that what we consider reality is an illusion. The students came up with an array of tests that might be deployed to test this proposition. They then looked at Descartes answer to this question and explained his ideas to each other before finishing with one or two students offering their own challenge to Descartes. The problem of whether/what we can know about the world through our reason remains a very live one.
The lesson forms part of the Scholars Programme which includes workshops and lectures overseen by our Head of Academic Scholarship, Mr Cavendish.