Introduction to Philosophy

Philip Pecorino, PhD.

Philosophy

A study of the basic issues and traditions in Philosophy. Thinkers include: Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Rawls. Issues include: soul, truth, god, reality, knowledge, ethics, mind, freedom, religion, social and political thought.    

This course will consist of a series of lectures followed by discussions of the topics at issue. Students are encouraged to participate in the discussions. Students will not be graded based upon their participation in the classroom discussion but their understanding of the material and their ability to present reasoned discourse will improve if they do so participate.

Queensborough Community College
Social Sciences Department City University of New York

QCC Partially Online Hybrid

PNET Day Course

Course Objectives:

To enable a student to:

(a) identify and comprehend traditional and current issues in Philosophy;

(b) define the main areas of Philosophic discourse, especially metaphysics and epistemology;

(c) discuss theories of Knowledge, of Truth, of Mind, of Personal Identity, and Free Will and Determinism, of Soul,  Deity;

(d) develop skills of critical analysis.

Contact Information

NCC Course Information   Intro Phil     PHIL 101

Bibliography

CUNY PHIL 101 Totally Online Course Information

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REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:  

NONE to buy!  the REQUIRED TEXTBOOK is FREE and on a website and the url is:

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY          An Online Textbook Open Access

Suggested Textbooks: For those who want more than the free online e-textbook! For those who want printed paper texts! I offer two suggested texts to obtain.    You will be reading Dialogues by Plato: ION, APOLOGY, CRITO, PHAEDO, REPUBLIC, SYMPOSIUM offered free and in the text below  Great Dialogues of Plato
by Plato, W. H. D. Rouse

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  Suggested Textbooks: Great Dialogues of Plato
by Plato, W. H. D. Rouse (Translator)

You will be reading Dialogues by Plato: ION, APOLOGY, CRITO, PHAEDO, REPUBLIC, SYMPOSIUM

Suggested Textbooks: 

Philosophical Traditions:   A Text with Readings
by Louis P. Pojman