Introduction to Philosophy


Furnish students with an overview of the different braches of philosophy (primarily western philosophy). In the process, the student will make the acquaintance of epistemology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, philosophy of religion and more. A major focus of the course: to remove the false mystique surrounding philosophy and to give the student a clear grounding in the essentials of the discipline.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the broad areas of philosophy
  2. Identify the major problems of philosophy
  3. Develop a first hand familiarity with the history of western philosophy and of periods within that history.
  4. Develop an understanding of methodologies and styles of doing philosophy

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