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Sandbox PHIL 1010

Course Intended Outcomes

The student will...

  1. identify major areas of philosophical inquiry, e.g. metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, political philosophy
  2. identify and explain the relation of philosophy to other disciplines, and their relation to each other, e.g., mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities
  3. identify and assess selected philosophical problems in metaphysics, e.g., the existence of god, the existence of free will
  4. identify and assess selected philosophical problems in epistemology, e.g., is knowledge possible, empiricism vs. rationalism
  5. recognize and employ selected philosophical concepts in logic, e.g., the nature of contradiction, fallacious reasoning
  6. analyze and evaluate selected philosophical problems in value theory (moral philosophy, aesthetics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and feminist philosophy)
  7. recognize major classical and modern philosophers and appraise their views, e.g., Plato, Kant, Schopenhauer
  8. analyze and evaluate belief systems and attitudes different from her or his own
  9. describe, differentiate, and compare non-western and alternative philosophies