PHI 102 An Introduction to the Art of
Wondering (3 credits) This course covers the nature and development of philosophy, with the
problem of humans as a unifying theme. Students explore the major philosophies in each historical period and critically examine
the significance of a philosophical question and major philosophical themes. Corequisite: ENG 100 or appropriate
The link below is an essay by the 20th century British philosopher Bertrand Russell. It's a good explanation
of what philosophical study means. As with all of the reading for this course, move through the piece slowly and think
about each point he makes.
We will discuss the Socratic Dialogue assignment in class, but check out these two links to get an understanding
of what you will have to do for your final project. You will need to have a good grasp of the philosophers' thoughts
to write the paper.