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.
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the practice of thinking philosophically by considering several central philosophical problems. The issues covered in the course will include (but are not limited to): the possibility of freedom of the will, how we tell what it means to act morally and what, if any, limitations there might be to our moral responsibilities, and whether or not we can have any knowledge of the common sense world around us. Students will be encouraged to both develop their critical and philosophical abilities as well as master the philosophical material. TEXT: Philosophical Problems: An Annotated Anthology, Second Edition, Baker and BonJour
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