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Tyler W. Hildebrand
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.

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An overview of important topics in philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Specific topics include: arguments for and against the existence of God, free will and determinism, external world skepticism, inductive skepticism, feminist approaches to epistemology, consequentialism vs. deontology, and the ethics of famine relief. TEXT: "Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings", 6th Edition, Perry, Bratman, and Fischer, eds.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 01/31/2013