Introduction To Philosophy





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General introduction to philosophy: Nature of philosophy; its relations with, and differences from, science, religion, art, and culture. Metaphysics: Causality; determinism and free wile Materialism and Idealism. Personal Identity. Critique of Metaphysics. Logic: Truth, validity, and arguments. Epistemology: Scepticism; Defining knowledge; The Gettier problem. Theories of perception. Descartes and foundationalism. Coherentism. Naturalized epistemology. Ethics: Utilitarianism. Kant. Virtue ethics. Applied Ethics: Some problems of applied ethics.





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