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Raphael's "School of Athens"

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 placement score.

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The Loss of the Creature

The Problem of Evil

Logic Terms


Quill on Euthanasia

Active and Passaive Euthanasia (don't mind the typos)

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.

The Value of Philosophy

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.

Socratic Dialogue

Socractic Dialogue Example

Below are some other helpful links in the study of philosophy.

Athens, Greece

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Informal Logic

Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy Talk