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Philosophy 57

Time: Monday, Wednesday 1:30-2:45
Location: BBC 130


This class will expose students to significant works of human intellect and imagination, drawing from a broad range of different philosophies. Students will examine the historical and cultural circumstances which helped shape the various thinkers’ philosophies. Students will also be able to relate these concepts back to their own lives and recognize their relevance in the contemporary world. Most importantly students will cultivate their critical thinking skills: learning to recognize, analyze, evaluate, engage in effective reasoning and sharpen these skills through argumentation and debate. In doing so they shall be developing the following competencies: intellectual autonomy, appreciation of different worldviews, courage and perseverance in inquiry, and commitment to employ analytical reasoning. These skills will enable students to fully participate in social and cultural communities, further enriching their personal and professional lives.


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