PHIL 100 A: Introduction To Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: 
GWN 301
SLN: 
18225
Instructor:
Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall

Additional Details:

Philosophy is everywhere. Once you learn to spot it, you can find a philosophical view behind just about every statement anyone has ever made. This course will aim to (a) convince you that philosophy is omnipresent and to (b) help you develop the skills of finding, challenging, developing, and expressing philosophical views. Our topics will include relativism about truth, the reality of physical objects and human races, the roles of values in science, the objectivity of morality, and the nature of political justice. Our readings will range from long-dead philosophers like Plato to contemporary philosophers like Elizabeth Anderson. 

TEXT: Theaetetus, Plato; M. Burnyeat and M.J. Levett, translators. The rest of the materials will be available through Canvas.

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)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:07pm