This course is an introduction to several main areas within philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social/political philosophy. We will address several long-standing philosophical questions concerning the nature of the universe, our ability to gain knowledge, the moral obligations we have toward others, and how to form a just society. We will also read several influential philosophical works, written by both historic and contemporary philosophers. This course will provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their analytic thinking, writing, and reading skills, as well as to develop thoughtful views on complex philosophical issues.
TEXT: No Textbook Required – course materials will be available on Canvas.