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Philosophy 251 Introduction to PhilosophyDr Stephen H Daniel Get a syllabus before or after class Get a textbook.
Locate your graduate instructor Steve Campbell sections 505 506 510 Kim D az sections 503 504 509 Jeremy Evans sections 501 502 511 Adam Shriver sections 507 508 512.
To Do Well in the Course Read the textbook before class Make an outline that combines notesfrom your reading of the text websitesummary and class notes.
Website http philosophy tamu edu sdaniel 251sy05a html Visit the instructor and TAs duringoffice hours or call or email us The PHIL 251 Website .
http philosophy tamu edu sdani... 251sy05a htmlThis site contains the syllabus outlines for each class.
past test questions links to the textbook companionsite and instructor email contacts Course Requirements Read the assigned material.
Come to lectures and Friday discussions Take the Friday quizzes Take the two true false multiple choice tests and the final exam Extra points short essay questions.
Misconceptions of Philosophy Philosophy deals only withabstractions it is not concrete or practical Philosophy is just a game arguing about Philosophy is only an expression of.
personal opinions Philosophy the Pursuit of Wisdom Born of wonder Why are we here Who are we really Does God exist Why is there evil Why.
should we care about others Aim to clarify ideas and evaluate thereasons given to justify beliefs What do you mean How do you know Purpose to achieve autonomy freedom.
to decide what to believe The Philosophic Drive for Autonomy Plato s Myth of the CaveThe activity of philosophy is difficult because it requiresthat we question our most basic beliefs in seeking to.
understand why things are the way they are How Philosophy Differs FromScience Law and Religion Philosophy challenges believers to explain anddefend claims of religious truth.
Philosophy questions the assumptions andprocedures of science Philosophy does not merely accept socialbeliefs or laws it asks how they are justified Areas of Philosophy.
Epistemology the study of knowledge How is knowledge different from belief oropinion Is there only one truth or can differentviews be equally true Ontology Metaphysics the study of the.
nature of reality What is the difference between appearanceand reality Is there a God To what extent arehuman beings really free Areas of Philosophy.
Axiology the study of values Ethics Is there a real difference betweenmoral right and wrong Social Political Philosophy Why dowe have social and political obligations .
Aesthetics What is art What is beauty Philosophy 251: Introduction to Philosophy Dr. Stephen H. Daniel Get a syllabus before or after class Get a textbook Locate your graduate instructor Steve Campbell: sections 505, 506, 510 Kim Díaz: sections 503, 504, 509 Jeremy Evans: sections 501, 502, 511 Adam Shriver: sections 507, 508, 512 To Do Well in the Course Read the textbook before ...

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