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HUM1100 Introduction to Philosophy

Course Description

A study of the variety of ways of thinking about such fundamental issues as knowledge and belief, human nature, the nature of reality, the existence of supernatural being(s) and the relationship between self, mind and the body. Develops philosophical thinking skills and awareness of world philosophies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To be able to identify the particular perspective of Traditional Western Philosophy in relation to the other philosophies of the world.
  2. To be able to understand the wisdom of all the different philosophies covered, discovering the place of Western philosophy among these different traditions.
  3. To be able to critically examine our own belief through the study of philosophy, perhaps viewing our own personal beliefs in a new light.