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PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy: Reading list


Department: UG_University Elective
Module Description: This module is an introduction to the central questions, concepts, and principles in philosophy through the Western and Arabic traditions covering selections from major philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali, Descartes, Kant, Hume, Mill, Ryle, Searle, and Rawls.  The module focuses on the major issues and role of philosophy in providing a foundation to other disciplines such as free will, consciousness, ethics, rights, justice, knowledge theory, and personal identity, including discussion of these issues as they apply to the contemporary world.  Included also is discussion and training in constructing and critique arguments and the basic application of logic to argumentation.

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