PHIL 101.001 – Introduction to Philosophy: Main Problems

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Instructor: Matthew Kotzen. This course meets MW 9:05 – 9:55 a.m. in AR 121 with a recitation on Fridays.

This course is a general introduction to philosophical questions, methods, discussion, reading, and writing. We will presume no background at all in philosophy. We will be discussing various philosophical topics in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. There will be a heavy emphasis on learning to discuss and write about philosophical issues; hence, Recitation is a vital component of the course.