PHIL 110.001 – Philosophical Texts that Changed the World: An Introduction to Philosophy through Great Works

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Instructor: Joseph Porter. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in CW 208.

What is the meaning of life? Does God exist? Should we seize the means of production? In this course, we will explore these and other fundamental philosophical questions by reading some of the greatest and most influential works ever written: the Bible, Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Descartes’ Meditations, the Declaration of Independence, Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto, and others. No prior experience with philosophy is expected or required.