Critically evaluate theories and arguments in core areas of philosophy.

Introduction to Philosophy (PHI101)

This course covers fundamental theories in the history of philosophy and examines what philosophers do, the role philosophy has played throughout the history of human thought and its ongoing importance in the contemporary world. It will introduce students to the core areas of logic, metaphysics, epistemology and value theory. It will examine specific topics such as the structure of valid arguments, the ultimate nature of reality, the relations between knowledge, truth and belief, and free will and determinism.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to :

  1. Describe some of the theories and ideas in the history of philosophy.
  2. Analyze topics in core areas of philosophy.
  3. Critically evaluate theories and arguments in core areas of philosophy.
  4. Formulate cogent arguments in defense of particular philosophical theories.
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