Introduction to Philosophy: Metaphysics and Epistemology

Spring 2019

 

Introduction to Philosophy: Metaphysics and Epistemology

10106 01 (31054)

Speaks

11:00-12:15 TR

First Year Students Only


This introduction to metaphysics and epistemology will investigate the nature of reality and our relationship to it. Questions we will ask include: Does God exist? Do we have free will? Do we have souls that could survive death? Is there such a thing as objective value, or a distinction between objective right and wrong? The focus of the class will be on students learning how to formulate, defend, and respond to objections to their own answers to these basic questions, rather than on learning how others have answered these questions (though of course we will do some of the latter as well).