Introduction to Philosophy
This course will provide students with an introduction to philosophy as well as an opportunity to examine and discuss issues that are widely debated amongst philosophers. Issues such as skepticism, free-will and the existence of a God will play prominent roles in this course. Students will examine classical and modern philosophers as they struggled with their own thoughts as they were compared to more accepted religious and scientific theories. Readings will focus upon philosophers such as Plato, Socrates, Locke and Descartes, as well as more prominent contemporary philosophers Robert Nozick, Hilary Putnam and Thomas Nagel. Students will be introduced to philosophical arguments and the forms and methods in which argumnets should be conducted and analyzed.