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Point Loma Nazarene University Philosophy 201: Introduction to Philosophy (Sec.5). Syllabus Instructor: Robert Bolger Semester: Spring 2008 Room: LE-101 Office Hours: MW 9:30-10:30 Meeting Time: MWF 8:30-9:20 email: robertbolger@pointloma.edu Office: Evans 124-B Phone: (619) 849-2572 Texts : Louis P. Pojman, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth s ixth ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). Course Description: A historical survey of selected philosophical ideas, systems, and methods, especially as these have developed in Western civilization. Course Objectives: 1. To develop and widen an openness towards the pursuit of wisdom. 2.  To nurture creative and reflective thinking by reading significant primary texts within  the    western philosophical tradition. 3.  To introduce several important philosophical topics found in the western tradition. 4.  To wrestle with these issues as they relate to our everyday existence. My Expectations: Here are a few expectations that I have of you as we work through the class together. 1. You are expected to attend all class sessions (see attendance policy). 2. It is also expected that you will do all the reading and be prepared for class discussions on the assigned material. 3. I expect each student to take the midterm exam, complete the journal questions, do the requisite number of quizzes and take the final exam. 4. Finally, I expect each student to critically evaluate their own beliefs on certain philosophical topics which we will discuss in class, being open to philosophical discussion about such beliefs, and respectful of the opinions of others. Attendance:
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHI 102 taught by Professor Boldger during the Spring '08 term at Point Loma.

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