PHIL 100 : Introduction to Philosophy

Credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

Description

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? Is it morally permissible for a woman to have an abortion? Do the citizens of wealthier nations have a moral obligation to help end extreme poverty and world hunger?

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH