This subject serves as an introduction to philosophy. It will consider a range of philosophical issues such as the mind-body problem, the existence of God, the nature of truth and reality, free-will and determinism. Students will also be introduced to the works of some of the major philosophers.
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with some of the major thinkers of the West and their ideas.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of philosophy in coming to a fuller understanding of the world and one's place in it.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with the abstract concepts with which philosophy is concerned.
4. Demonstrate a familiarity with the use of standard methods of conceptual and argument analysis.
No prior knowledge required.