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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 102 - Knowledge, Mind and Reality

An introduction to philosophy, focusing on the core fields of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. Topics may include belief, rationality, skepticism, the nature of mind, free will, personal identify, and time.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Show awareness of assumptions about fundamental topics such as free will, or personal identity, or the relation between mind and brain; and of how those assumptions shape one’s perspective, via one’s language, perceptions, and values.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to express, some representative theories on these fundamental topics.
  • Show awareness of how different beliefs or theories about these fundamental topics can influence one’s perspective on and behavior in the world, concerning both oneself and other people.
  • Identify the philosophical questions that authors address, and demonstrate an understanding of how the authors answer those questions. Identify how those answers relate to one’s own views, or can help to clarify those views.
  • Explain and justify one’s own position on these fundamental topics.
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