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This 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.

Objectives:

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. 
 

REQUIRED TEXTS:  NONE ! The  text is on a website,  url : http://66.7.64.125/ppecorino/INTRO_TEXT/default.htm

Suggested Textbooks: For those who want more than the free online e-textbook! For those who want printed paper texts! You will be reading Dialogues by Plato: ION, APOLOGY, CRITO, PHAEDO, REPUBLIC, SYMPOSIUM

 
Great Dialogues of Plato
by Plato, W. H. D. Rouse (Translator)

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Philosophical Traditions:   A Text with Readings
by Louis P. Pojman

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