Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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PHIL 2250 - Great Philosophers


Credit Hours: 3
This course serves as an introduction to philosophy, using classic texts from the western philosophical tradition. Rather than being topic-based, this class focuses on prominent attempts to systematically answer a number of fundamental questions, including: Does knowledge rest on a foundation afforded by reason or the senses? Is there a privileged means of gaining knowledge? And are sensible objects ultimately physical objects or constructions of the mind? By examining how philosophers have systematically answered these (and other) questions, students will not only have the opportunity to evaluate major achievements in our intellectual tradition, but also reinforce how the answer to one major question can condition answers to others (making for a consistent, and potentially intricate, position). Emphasis will also be placed on students acquiring the basic analytical and argumentative tools for grappling with philosophical issues.



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