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Relate issues and experiences from everyday life to some of Western philosophy's major concepts and questions, such as: "Can we distinguish right from wrong? (How?)" "Does God exist?" "What is real?" "Is scientific knowledge truth?" Become familiar with several prominent figures in Western philosophy and read brief excerpts from philosophical texts. Discuss Philosophically with fellow learners. Develop critical skills for analyzing and writing about experiences and issues philosophically. Address the question, "What is philosophy?" itself. Individualize your learning by choosing from such topics as aesthetics, logic, justice, human nature, human responsibility and free will for further exploration.
Important Note: this course was formerly offered as The Examined Life. Students who have successfully completed 122224, The Examined Life, should not enroll in this course.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Theory, Structure & Change
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Mar. May. Sep. Nov.
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