phl464 | undergraduate

History Of Philosophical Thought

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This course analyzes the history of human consciousness in the Western world. Students will investigate the human effort to understand the world and will appraise the changing ways men and women seek to find meaning in their lives through the history of Western thought.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Ancient Thinkers Philosophical Search for Truth

    • Assess how Plato and Aristotle built upon pre-Socratic philosophy.
    • Compare the ideas of selected philosophical thinkers in the acquisition of knowledge.

    Hellenistic, Medieval and Early Modern Thinkers

    • Compare the ideas of selected religious philosophers.
    • Assess how religious thinkers were influenced by mythology and ancient religious philosophy.

    Late Modern, Continental, and 19th-Century Thinkers

    • Distinguish between classical theories and modern theories of knowledge and ethics.
    • Assess how moral philosophers applied classical theories to shape ethics theories.
    • Compare the ideas of selected moral philosophers.

    Modern and Post Modern Thought

    • Analyze the difference between continental philosophy and analytical philosophy.
    • Assess the influence of philosophical thinkers on the continuing quest for knowledge.

    The Beginning in Mythology and Religion

    • Analyze the development of mythology and religion development in ancient cultures.
    • Compare the ideas of Pre-Socratic thinkers on mythology and religion.
    • Describe how the earliest thinkers’ search for knowledge provided the foundation for Western thought.
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