2018-2019 Catalog 
    
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 110 A - Introduction to Philosophy


An introduction to philosophy with special attention to texts from diverse historical and cultural contexts. Readings from Plato to Martin Luther King will help us explore questions such as the following: What does it mean to be wise? What does it mean to have a conscience? And how might we distinguish moral commitment from zealotry? This section will also study critical race theory and explore how we might distinguish social identities from stereotypes, how our own social identities both enable and constrain our thinking, and how we might view the world from the standpoint of people different than us.