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Ann Michelle Baker
PHIL 100
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Philosophy

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.

Class description

This course will introduce the student to philosophical thinking by considering three of the most central and important philosophical problems: (1) Can I have knowledge of an objective world or is my knowledge confined to my own subjective experience? (2) Am I truly free? (3) Do we have good reasons for believing that God exists? We will investigate these questions by considering the views and arguments of many philosophers, both historical and contemporary, including Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, Hume, Kane, Nozick, and many others. TEXT: Philosophical Problems: An Annotated Anthology, BonJour, Baker, eds.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 11/01/2012