Philosophy | Introduction to Philosophy
P100 | 20440 | Klein

Learn to think like a philosopher! This course offers an accessible
introduction to some perplexing issues in philosophy. We will focus
on two main questions: how do we know what we think we know?, and
what are our moral responsibilities? We will also ask if there is a
relationship between these two questions—are there ideas I ought or
ought not to believe? The course teaches basic philosophical skills
students can use both inside and outside the classroom. We will
exercise our powers of rational argument while working with classic
and contemporary texts. Authors on the syllabus tentatively include
Plato, Sextus Empiricus, René Descartes, David Hume, William
Clifford, William James, Karl Popper, Peter Singer, and Susan Wolf.