Philosophical Reasoning (PHI2109.01)

Catherine McKeen

What is the difference between belief and knowledge? What is truth? What is the good? These are some of the questions this first course in philosophy asks. It has two aims: To introduce you to the methods and procedures of philosophical argument and, second, to engage you in a critical dialogue with three central problems in philosophy – knowledge, metaphysics and meaning in life. We will read a range of works in the European philosophical tradition, including works by canonical and non-canonical thinkers.

(new faculty and course description as of 6/11/2021)

Learning Outcomes:
In this course you will:
- Learn to read texts closely
- Learn to analyze and criticize arguments
- Learn to write an analytical essay

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Once a year

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