An introductory study of some of the most important problems of philosophy, including knowledge and reality, ethics, religious belief, freedom and determinism. Some consideration is given to the development of the Western philosophical tradition from Plato to twentieth century existentialism. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Ethical Dimensions, Human Expression and Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
- Recognize theories of knowledge and formulate conclusions.
- Inquire and explore the existence of God.
- Recognize and identify alternate theories of reality.
- Review and discuss moral ideals and ethical behavior.
- Explore and question philosophies of community relationships.
- Employ philosophical methods such as logic, inquiry, questioning and critical analysis.