Philosophy 101: Introduction
An introduction to philosophy through the examination
of a variety of philosophical problems in areas
such as ethics, philosophy of mind and body, theory
of knowledge, political philosophy, and philosophy
of science. Emphasizes understanding of philosophical
English 102 (You must
take English 102 before
101. You are not permitted to take English 102
and Philosophy 101 at the same time.)
Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual
means and moral self-discipline. b.
The investigation of causes and laws underlying
A system of philosophical inquiry or demonstration.
Inquiry into the nature of things based on
logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
The critique and analysis of fundamental beliefs
as they come to be conceptualized and formulated.
The synthesis of all learning.
All learning except technical precepts and
All the disciplines presented in university
curriculums of science and the liberal arts,
except medicine, law, and theology.
The science comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics,
metaphysics, and epistemology.
A system of motivating concepts or principles.
A basic theory; a viewpoint.
The system of values by which one lives. (From
the American Heritage Dictionary)
Quiz: Technically philosophy is a puzzle
or a confusing or unclear statement or thesis.
True or False? (Give adequate reasons and evidence
for your answer. You may e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Puzzle: In what way is philosophy like
eating or making love? (You may e-mail your answer
to Dr. Kwame.)
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