Philosophy | Introduction to Philosophy
P100 | 12423 | Ebbs
Can we ever really know anything about what the world is like or
about how we should live? If not, why not? If so, how can we attain
this knowledge? In this course we will address these and related
questions. The central goals of the course are to help you
understand and critically evaluate some convincing and influential
answers to several of the main questions of philosophy, and to
encourage you to ask and try to answer such questions for yourself.
The readings are selected from works by Plato, Descartes, Locke,
Hume, and Kant, among others, as well as from a textbook that
contains a variety of exercises designed to help you learn to think
carefully about philosophical topics.