Course Name

Santa Monica College

PHILOS 1
Knowledge & Reality

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Instructor: Amber L. Katherine
Professor of Philosophy


"... the unexamined life is not worth living..."                                  -- Socrates in Plato's Apology, 30a

"Truth is the kind of error without which a certain species of life could not live. The value for life is ultimately decisive.”                                                                         -- Nietzsche in "Will to Power"


PHILOS 1, INTRODUCTION to KNOWLEDGE & REALITY (3 UNITS)
This course introduces students to the analysis of various metaphysical and epistemological questions and problems in philosophy, typically including, the nature and limits of knowledge, the existence of God, the Mind-Body Problem, the Freedom vs. Determination debate, and the Absolutism vs. Relativism debate. Related topics in ethics may also be included.


Course Text:
Greening Philosophy: A Fresh Introduction to the Field
 
Amber L. Katherine (Kendall-Hunt, 2011)
At this site you can read the preface & introduction by clicking the "samples" tab.

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Last Update:  May 27, 2011