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Religion and Philosophy

The teaching in the Religion and Philosophy Department reflects the ethos of the school. It is thought to be important that pupils of any religious persuasion or none should benefit from the courses offered by the department. Over several years, pupils will discover some of the important beliefs and practices of the world's religions.

Religion and Philosophy

About Our Religion and Philosophy Department

The teaching in the Religion and Philosophy Department reflects the ethos of the school. It is thought to be important that pupils of any religious persuasion or none should benefit from the courses offered by the department. Over several years, pupils will discover some of the important beliefs and practices of the world's religions.

There is a particular emphasis on the philosophical questions associated with religious belief. Time is spent considering the arguments both for and against the existence of God, as well asking whether it makes sense to have a religious belief in a scientific world. In the senior years, pupils are introduced to more general philosophical problems and study aspects of metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy and critical thinking.

In keeping with this philosophical approach to the subject, the department offers the Scottish Higher in Philosophy to senior pupils. This involves studying extracts from some of the most important books in philosophy and thinking about some of the subject's central questions.

Staff

Mr Colin Price (Head of Department)
Mrs Gemma Lindsay

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