2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPHIL 1120 Introduction to Philosophy

This discussion-based course addresses questions which have puzzled human beings throughout the ages. A number of the possible answers developed by Western philosophers will be examined, and students will offer and support their own opinions. The overall question of whether humans are or are not part of nature will tie topics together. As the last topic students will choose from a number of contemporary questions (e.g., gender equality, cultural relativism, abortion, alternate thought systems, euthanasia) which have philosophical implications.