Introduction to Philosophy
3 Credit Hours
In this course we will read and discuss selections from historical and contemporary philosophers addressing the following questions: What is knowledge and can we have any? How is the mind related to the body? Do we have freewill? What makes right actions right and wrong actions wrong? What is it for a society to be just? What is beauty? What is the truth? This course surveys central positions held by philosophers on several central issues in philosophy such as skepticism, the mind/body problem, the existence of God, and the justification of moral norms. Arguments for and against these positions are presented and discussed, and students are encouraged to participate in the discussion.