Explores continuity in the concerns of thinkers from different places and eras, including such medieval and early modern philosophers as Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, and Kant. Examines how they address questions about reality, thought, and the beautiful and the good.
This course provides a general introduction to western philosophical thinking and focus on two key thinkers, Augustine and Descartes. It shows how these thinkers used a dialogical form to address philosophical issues, but failed to recognize and stress the importance of the dialogical method. Dialogue will be exercised in theory and practice as a basic tool for interdisciplinary studies.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Reading of assigned texts Willingness to participate in dialogue
Class assignments and grading
Readings Discussions Journaling Presentations Final paper
Test/Quizz (10%) Participation in discussions (25%) Journaling (10%) Presentation (25%) Final paper (30%)