PHIL 110.01W – Philosophical Texts that Changed the World: An Introduction to Philosophy through Great Works*

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Instructor: Min Tang. This course meets MTWRF 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. via synchronous remote instruction.
*This course has been specifically designed for online instruction.

This is an introductory level course on influential texts in the history of western philosophy. We will start with an introduction to the historical contexts and philosophical methodologies. After this introduction, we will dive into the following eight texts.

We will analyze and evaluate specific philosophical questions, concepts, arguments, and examples in these texts. Furthermore, we will connect our philosophical analyses and evaluations with our own lives. This course presupposes no background in philosophy, but you should prepare to read carefully, think critically, write thoughtfully, and learn to discuss with people respectfully and empathetically. We will work together to master these skills.