Syl+1305+S2010 - PHIL 1305.255/Spring 2010 8:00-9:20 TH...

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PHIL 1305.255/Spring 2010 Jo Ann Carson 245-3143 e-mail jc28@txstate.edu 8:00-9:20 TH Office 134E Psychology Building Hines 202 Office Hrs: TTH 10-12:30 or by appointment Course Communication via TRACS Student guide: http://tracsfacts.its.txstate.edu/Documents/stuguide.html COURSE TITLE: PHILOSOPHY AND CRITICAL THINKING TEXT Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology , 2 nd ed., by Steven M. Cahn (Oxford University press, 2005) COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will emphasize thinking, speaking, and writing critically about the major questions and issues which have shaped the Western philosophical tradition. COURSE GOALS To foster intellectual literacy by surveying the main ideas of several major thinkers; To explore some of the perennial questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and religion which have motivated these thinkers; To develop the higher level conceptual skills and discipline necessary to read and evaluate philosophical writing; to prepare students for higher level courses in philosophy or related disciplines; To provide opportunities for clear, coherent, and concise written exposition of philosophical views; To encourage logical thinking and rational presentation of students’ own ideas. COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING 75% Exams: There will be three exams counting 25% each. There will be three quizzes and two critical thinking assignments (see below) which will count 20 points each for a total of 100 possible points. Students having
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course PHIL 5064 taught by Professor Putel during the Spring '10 term at American Academy of Art.

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