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Introduction to Philosophy: Basic Problems (PHIL*1050)

Term: Winter 2015


This course is an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts, problems and skills of philosophy. We shall deal with such questions as whether God exists, whether there is a real or objective difference between right and wrong, whether it is possible for us to gain reliable knowledge of the natural world, and whether we have free will. The aim of the course is to enable students to think clearly and systematically about these sort of problems. Throughout the class our aim will be to develop the ability to critically discuss what you have read and heard, rather than merely to report on it. That is, you will need to develop and assess arguments for an against the positions you will encounter.


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