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Academic Year 2005/2006
Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 101 FA
This course presents an introduction to some central philosophical issues concerning knowledge, reality, truth, and morality. A primary aim will be to understand how philosophical questions arise and how one justifies
Readings change from year to year, but always include some complete philosophical classics such as Plato's REPUBLIC, Descartes' MEDITATIONS ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY, Hume's INQUIRY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING, Kant's
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF METAPHYSICS
OF MORALS or William James' PRAGMATISM, as well as some contemporary, more issue-oriented works.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three short papers, midterm and final exams.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students must come to class having STUDIED (not just read) the material and must be prepared to discuss it.
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