Introduction to Philosophy, S04 PHI 100 @ Cortland College, FA 11



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Welcome to Introduction to Philosophy!

Philosophy is a wide and varied topic. As a result, it is often difficult to determine just what philosophy is. Over the course of the semester, we will examine a wide variety of topics that are all considered philosophy, including what it means to be a single person over time, the origins of right and wrong, the nature of reality, and many others. We will examine these topics both in a historical context (stretching from ancient Greece to the enlightenment) and from today’s various points of view. We will question why certain viewpoints have been dominant for so long and examine recent philosophical theories that possibly shed new light on both age old problems and recent conflicts . . . all in an attempt to figure out just what philosophy is.

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will slowly introduce different activities for the class.  As I do so, I will add instructions and grading rubrics to the links above.  Watch this space for class announcements and assignments.

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