course will consist of a series of lectures followed by discussions of
the topics at issue. Students are encouraged to participate in the
discussions. Students will not be graded based upon their
participation in the classroom discussion but their understanding of
the material and their ability to present reasoned discourse will
improve if they do so participate.
To enable a student to:
(a) identify and comprehend traditional and current issues in Philosophy;
(b) define the main areas of Philosophic discourse, especially metaphysics and epistemology;
(c) discuss theories of Knowledge, of Truth, of Mind, of Personal Identity, and Free Will and Determinism, of Soul, Deity;
(d) develop skills of critical analysis.