Intro to Philosophy

Course NameIntro to Philosophy
Course CodePHI125
DescriptionIn this course students will be introduced to the key philosophical debates and to the thought of the greatest minds within the Western philosophical tradition. The students will have an opportunity at once to (a) explore the most fundamental philosophical questions (concerning the nature of reality, the limits of human knowledge, the basis of morality, etc.), (b) to acquaint themselves with the ideas of history’s greatest philosophers (from Socrates to Wittgenstein), and (c) to read and analyze fragments of some of the most famous philosophical works.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Comprehend and have a clear understanding of the main philosophical questions and of the main positions taken in the central philosophical debates
– Outline and analyze the most important ideas of history’s greatest philosophers
– Compare and contrast the ways in which various philosophers justify their claims and defend their philosophical positions
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS