phil102 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY LECTURE 1 INTRODUCTION...

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1 1 LECTURE 1 INTRODUCTION TO COURSE INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 2 What is philosophy? Consider [a] examples of philosophical questions [b] attempts to characterize the nature of philosophy WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT? 3 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION ? Does God exist? THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (EPISTEMOLOGY) ? Do we really know what we think we know? ? Do we have good reason to think that any of our beliefs are true? PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS 1
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2 4 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND ? What is the relationship between the mind and the brain? MORAL PHILOSOPHY ? What (if anything) makes actions right or wrong? PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS 2 5 METAPHYSICS ? Do we have free will? Does it matter? PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS 3 6 Some have said that philosophy is [1] focused on fundamental questions. [2] focused on very general questions. [3] focused on conceptual questions. THE NATURE OF PHILOSOPHY
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3 7 How will we approach these questions? We will attempt to figure out (as best we can) the correct answer to each of our questions. We will primarily be using rational intuition
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