Introductory Philosophy: Major Texts (PHIL*1000-01) | College of Arts

Introductory Philosophy: Major Texts (PHIL*1000-01)

Term: Fall 2014


An Introduction to philosophical questions and ways of dealing with them. Our primary reading will be Plato's Republic but we will also discuss David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understnading, and Jean-Paul Sartre's "Existentialism is a Humanism"

Course Requirements/evaluation: Two 1500 word essays (25% each) and a final exam (50%)

Required Texts:

Plato, Republic (Griffith trnaslation, Cambridge ISBN 0-521-48443-x).
David Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Hackett 0-87220-229-1).
Jean-Paul Sartre, "Existentialism is a Humanism" (Courselink)


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