• Introduction to Philosophy Syllabus, Spring 2021

    Author(s):
    Mike Thicke (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    Epistemology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1x6v-ft28
    Abstract:
    This course will consider three central areas of analytic philosophy: epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Epistemology is the study of knowledge: what is the nature of knowledge, what is the difference between belief and knowledge, and how do we know if we know? Metaphysics is the study of the natures of things and the fundamental operation of the universe: what is time, what is a person, do we have free will, is there such a thing as ‘race’? Ethics is the study of moral principles: how can we tell right from wrong, what makes something right or wrong, and is there even a correct answer to whether something is right or wrong? While considering these three areas, students will be introduced to the principles of philosophical argumentation, with a focus on clear, logical prose and critical examination.
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