Feb 06, 2023
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy [SUN# PHI 1101] 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Survey of Western Philosophy. Includes primary source readings in western philosophic areas: logic, epistemology, ethics, social/political philosophy, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and aesthetics.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM or SBS; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Describe the application of a philosophic method using logic.
- Relate an analysis of the concepts of epistemology.
- Describe the claims of ethics.
- Compare social/political philosophies.
- Examine the issues concerning philosophy of religion.
- Distinguish metaphysical systems.
- Discuss philosophy of science.
- Classify aesthetic positions.
- Definition of an argument
- Definition of an inference
- Inductive reasoning/deductive reasoning
- Formal fallacies/informal fallacies
- Analytic claims
- Synthetic claims
- A priori claims
- A posteriori claims
- Nature of normative claims
- Social/Political Philosophy
- Nature and legitimacy of authority
- Philosophy of Religion
- Nature and meaning of religion
- Meaning of ” God “
- Classical arguments for the existence of God
- Critiques of the Classical arguments
- Nature of mind and body
- Existence of other minds
- Nature of reality and ultimate reality
- Free will
- Philosophy of Science
- Scientific method
- Aristotle’s philosophy of science
- Scientific revolution
- Nature of beauty
- Emotionalism vs. functionalism
- Theories of art criticism
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