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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 101 - Philosophy: the Big Questions

Recommended prior coursework: COM 111  PHIL 104   Introduces the problems and methods of philosophy through exploring questions central to the human experience. Sample questions include: Is free will an illusion? What is the self? What is the nature of reality? How can we gain knowledge about reality? Can we prove God’s existence? When is it rational to have faith? Are there moral truths? What does it mean to be a good person? What are right actions? What is life’s purpose? Readings include selections from the great philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Pascal, Kierkegaard and the Buddha, as well as from more recent thinkers like Daniel Dennett, Peter Singer and Christian philosophers C.S. Lewis, C. Peter Kreeft and Alvin Plantinga.
May not be audited