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PHIL 151 Historical Introduction to Western Philosophy (1)

A historical introduction to philosophy, through a careful reading of central texts in the Western philosophical tradition. Problems discussed include, but are not limited to, the nature and limits of knowledge, justice and the foundations of morality, the existence of God, freedom of will, and the mind's relation to the body. Each author read has a view of human nature and of the role reason plays in our understanding of how we should live our lives. These views are assessed both on their own terms and in dialogue with each other.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Havas

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