Introduction to Philosophy I: Ancient to Modern

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Introduction to Philosophy I

Spring 2020

Taught By: Timothy Quigley

Section: A

CRN: 3623

Credits: 3

This course surveys the history of western philosophy from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to the beginnings of modern philosophy in the work of Descartes. Students are introduced to the classic philosophical questions: What is truth? Beauty? Justice? What are the essential components of a good life? What are the proper roles of reason and the passions? While examining these questions, we also consider the nature of philosophy as a practice and how philosophical exercises and reflection take the philosopher beyond purely theoretical concerns. Students interested in thinking critically about reality, knowledge, mind and body, desire, and values will benefit from this class, a fundamental course for anyone interested in self-reflection and understanding the world. This course was formerly listed as NPHI3100. If you have previously taken that course, do not take NPHI2100; it is the same course and cannot be taken twice for credit.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:11am 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020