PHIL& 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
A critical study of the work of a few major philosophers, and the fundamental issues of philosophy; may include human nature, ethical theory, justice and political philosophy, the nature and extent of knowledge, and the nature of self and being.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define main branches of Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics.
- Define basic terms of: Metaphysics (being, reality), Epistemology (truth, knowledge), Ethics (right, wrong, good, evil), Aesthetics (the beautiful, the ugly).
- Identify and analyze different metaphysical theories: Monism, Dualism, Pluralism, Materialism, Spiritualism, Pantheism.
- Identify and analyze basic epistemological concepts: Empiricism, Rationalism, Realism, Idealism.
- Identify and analyze fundamental ethical theories: Objectivism, Relativism, Subjectivism, Naturalism, Intuitionism.
- Define and identify different modes of scientific inquiry: deduction (syllogism, mathematical reasoning, definitions), induction (generalization, analogy, causal inference).
- Identify the distinction and correlation between Ontology and Logic.
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