PH105: Introduction to Western Philosophy
This introductory course to philosophy explores foundational of the occidental tradition and contemporary critiques of these views. This course introduces students to key areas of philosophy (metaphysics, epistemology, logic, politics, human nature, and ethics) as tools for thinking critically about life, morality, knowledge, the nature of mind, reality and the human relationship to nature. Through reading an array of philosophers the student will gain familiarity with foundational questions in historical and contemporary topics in western philosophical traditions and develop the capacity to apply these critiques to their own lives and professional careers. In this course we will explore philosophy within the greater context of the duties you have in your own life, your profession, and the changing world around you.
Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017. Image: View of Athens, Greece.