PHIL 1030 - Introduction to Philosophy - Fall 2012 - Bombardi

Course Outline
 
Part 1
 
  1. Ancient Philosophy
    1. Early Greek Thought (Sophie's World, pp. 3-61)
      1. Syllabus & Introductory  
      2. The Presocratics  
      3. Socrates & the Sophists  
    2. Classical Greek Thought (Sophie's World, pp. 62-94)
      1. Plato  
      2. Aristotle  
    3. Hellenistic Thought (Sophie's World, pp. 93-108)
      1. The Epicureans  
      2. The Stoics  
      3. The Cynics & Skeptics  
    4. Mediæval Thought (Sophie's World, pp. 116-145)
      1. The Semites  
      2. Augustine of Hippo  
      3. Thomas Aquinas  
      4. ** Exercise #1


Part 2
 
  1. Early Modern Philosophy
    1. The New Science (Sophie's World, pp. 146-190)
      1. Galileo  
      2. Descartes  
      3. Hobbes  
    2. Continental Rationalism (Sophie's World, pp. 191-197)
      1. Spinoza  
      2. Leibniz  
    3. British Empiricism (Sophie's World, pp. 198-205 & 217-232)
      1. Locke  
      2. Berkeley  
      3. ** Exercise #2
    4. Hume (Sophie's World, pp. 206-216)
      1. The Origin of Ideas  
      2. Causality & Induction  
      3. Liberty & Necessity  
    5. Kant (Sophie's World, pp. 233-262)
      1. A Copernican Revolution  
      2. The Limits of Knowledge  


Part 3
 
  1. Modern & Postmodern Philosophy
    1. Hegelian Idealism (Sophie's World, pp. 263-285)
      1. Reason & History  
      2. The Logic of Self-Actualization  
    2. Kierkegaard (Sophie's World, pp.286-295)
      1. Existentialism  
      2. Three Ways of Life  
    3. Marxist Materialism (Sophie's World, pp. 296-309)
      1. The Logic of Alienation  
      2. Dialectical Materialism  
    4. Two New Sciences (Sophie's World, pp. 310-342)
      1. Darwin  
      2. Freud  (4/29)
      3. ** Exercise #3
    5. Final Examination



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