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Unformatted text preview: Course Introduction PHIL 1001: Introduction to Philosophy "Philosophy is not a theory but an activity." Ludwig Wittenstein Are you ready to study the fascinating and exciting field of philosophy? Did you know that reading philosophy and engaging in philosophical activities and discussions have the ability to change your life? "Doing philosophy," as the act of philosophical engagement is sometimes called, will provide you with the intellectual ability needed to explore life's challenging and complex issues. While you may not have taken a philosophy course, you most likely have thought about philosophical issues, maybe even had philosophical discussions with your family, friends, and coworkers. Have you wondered whether God exists? Do you contemplate about your own existence? Have you wondered if you have a moral responsbility to help people you don't know? Do ends justify means? What is truth? Is it possible to know anything with absolute certainty? If you have thought about questions like these, you possible to know anything with absolute certainty?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course PHIL 1001 taught by Professor Murrayskees during the Winter '10 term at Walden University.
- Winter '10