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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Philosophy Syllabus: Phil 2010.007 Fall 2008 T-H: 2:00-3:15 / P263 Instructor Victor H. Miller; Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 rd Street, Building LA, Room 216, Gainesville, FL 32606, L216; office L216, hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:25; 3:30-5:25; phone 352-395-4452, voice mail: 352-395-5000 ext 6427. Email: victor.miller@ sfcc .edu . Course Description This course will introduce the student to the various branches philosophical theories, questions, and perspectives found in the study of epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, politics and philosophy of religion. Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes At the end of this course students will have a basic knowledge of theories of causality and determinism, empirical and rational theories of knowledge, questions and answers regarding the fundamental nature of existence, theories concerning the existence of a Transcendent Being, the nature of political freedom, and other related aspects of axiology. REQUIRED TEXT Classic Philosophical Questions, 12 th edition, James A. Gould and Robert J. Mulvaney GRADING Your final grade will be calculated based on homework assignments (30%), quizzes (20%), 3 writing assignments (30%) , participation (10%) and a final exam (10%). Grades will be assigned as follows: A= 90-100; B+=86-89; B= 80-85; C+=76- 79; C= 70- 75; D+=65-69; D= 59-64; F= less than 59....
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