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PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
H4 900
Prerequisite: Appropriate writing placement score or ENG 091 "C" or better; and appropriate reading placement score or REA 098 "C" or better A survey of perennial philosophical questions and theories in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. There is a focus on investigating the nature and existence of God, free will, and knowledge, as well as various accounts of the mind/body problem, personal identity, the best way to live, and the meaning of life.
Textbook information is available at You will need to know the BHC course number: ACCT 102 and section: 11W
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to demonstrate the following skills: A. Read and plausibly interpret some primary texts in the history of philosophy B. Summarize and evaluate some of the arguments, problems, and questions of ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology C. Identify the views of some major philosophical thinkers such as: Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Locke, Mill, Kant, and Confucius D. Define and appropriately use important terms such as: free will, moral responsibility, materialism, personal identity, parsimony, argument, justification, skepticism, etc. E. Critically evaluate their own views as they examine philosophical issues
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