PHIL 100 A: Introduction to Philosophy

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 12:00pm - 2:10pm
Location: 
SAV 408
SLN: 
13146
Instructor:
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Melanie Tate

Additional Details:

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.

A TERM

TEXT: No Textbook Required – course materials will be available on 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: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:07pm