Fall 2010

Introduction to Philosophy

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-11


Nishiten Shah (Section 02)
Jonathan G. Westphal (Section 01)


An examination of basic issues, problems, and arguments in philosophy, e.g., proofs for the existence of God, the nature of morality, free will and determinism, the relationship between the mind and the body, knowledge and the problem of skepticism. Discussions will take place in the context of readings from classical and contemporary philosophers.

Two sections will be taught each semester.  Each section limited to 25 students.  Fall semester:  Professor Shah and Visiting Lecturer Westphal.  Spring semester:  Professor George and Professor Emeritus Kearns.

Cost: 100.00 ?


2016-17: Offered in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018