phl215 | undergraduate

Philosophy: Methods And Applications

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This course offers an intensive introduction to philosophical problems and methodologies as developed by major figures in the history of philosophy. The course also covers the application of philosophical methods to problem solving, decision making, ethical thought, and strategic thinking.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Spiritual Reality

    • Classify the arguments for God’s existence into the context of metaphysical and epistemological schools.
    • Identify the differences between Eastern and Western thought.
    • Identify the arguments for God’s existence.

    Moral/Social and Political Philosophy

    • Identify the major issues of moral philosophy.
    • Identify the major contributors to moral philosophy
    • Demonstrate the relationships between moral, social, and political philosophy.

    Free Will, Determinism, Self

    • Evaluate the importance of the question of free will.
    • Evaluate the claim of materialists that consciousness is a physical phenomenon.
    • Determine the implications of physical theories of self and consciousness on moral philosophy.

    Nature of Philosophy and Metaphysics

    • Identify approaches to philosophical questions.
    • Define the major branches of philosophy.
    • Identify metaphysical questions and approaches.
    • Classify the major schools of metaphysics.


    • Identify the principal issues of epistemology.
    • Explain the principal issues of epistemology with their major contributors.
    • Define the major schools of epistemology.
    • Identify the sources and reliability of one’s own beliefs.
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