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PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
Basic problems and methods of philosophy. Topics such as the nature and scope of human knowledge, the existence of God, and the relationship between mind and body. Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 100 or PHIL 101.
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This course is about knowledge we can trust. Well explore historical and contemporary philosophical accounts of evidence, truth, objectivity, and critical reasoning with the aim of introducing you to core philosophical problems in epistemology (philosophical theories of knowledge), and building a set of skills and resources for evaluating knowledge claims. Well use these philosophical tools and resources to make sense of the massive overload of knowledge including misinformation, alternate facts, deliberately misleading claims that confront us on a daily basis. Format: Synchronous class meetings will include short lectures and in-class discussion. Requirements: Weekly posts and quizzes, two short essays, and a take-home exam.
PHIL 101 and PHIL 102 are independent introductory courses and do not need to be taken in sequential order.