PHIL 100 B: Introduction To Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
MWF 9:00am - 10:20am
Location: 
SAV 130
SLN: 
19220
Instructor:
Olin Robus

Additional Details:

This course is concerned with the basic question ‘What is philosophy?’ and aims to answer that question by engaging in the practice of philosophy. Topics to be considered include: external world skepticism; the difference between minds and computers; examining the nature of scientific knowledge; and investigation into the good life. Attention and emphasis will be placed on the methods, techniques, and skills that are of use to the philosopher, and more generally the critical thinker.

TEXT: The Philosopher’s Toolkit, Julian Baggini and Peter S. Fosl.

Catalog Description: 
Major philosophical questions relating to such matters as the existence of God, the foundations of knowledge, the nature of reality, and the nature of morality. Approach may be either historical or topical. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Other Requirements Met: 
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 29, 2016 - 11:20pm