In this course, students will be introduced to the nature of philosophical inquiry by considering some of the most fundamental questions that can be asked about the nature of reality, human beings and our knowledge of both: Does god exist? Do human beings have free will? What's the essence of personal identity? What does it mean to have knowledge? Can we know anything at all? Do human beings have an obligation to act morally? What makes a particular action moral or immoral?
- Identify, discuss, critically analyze, and evaluate a range of important philosophical issues, terms, concepts, arguments, theories, and movements.
- Relate and apply various course insights to the beliefs and commitments that play a role in the development of a healthy, well-grounded world-view.
- Participate in thoughtful, critical dialogue with others by means of producing clear, cogent, and creative discourse.