House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus PHIL-1301-73 (Introduction to Philosophy)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
PHIL-1301-73 (Introduction to Philosophy)
|Instructor||Lindley, Neil Everett|
|Course ID #||10066|
|Course Title||Introduction to Philosophy|
|Course Description||Introduction to the study of ideas and their logical structure, including argumentsand investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes introduction tothe history, theories and methods of philosophy.|
Title : WAYS OF KNOWING, SELECTED READINGS.
Author : Dodson, Kevin E. & Avery, Jon, Eds
Publisher : Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque
Edition/Year : 2d Revised; 2000
ISBN : 0-7872-7334-1
Additional information : none
Type : Required resource
Title : ROLL AWAY THE STONE, 2nd ed.
Author : Fred Taylor
Publisher : Information International, Great Falls, VA
Edition/Year : 2008
ISBN : 978-1-882480-15-9
Additional information : Library of Congress Control Number 2008935516
Type : Required resource
1. Demonstrate understanding of the philosophical concepts of metaphysics, epistemology, anthropology (the nature of man), ethics (search for the highest good) and sociology (the nature of society and the state).
2. Master the specialized philosophical vocabulary employed in the explanations of the major fields of philosophy named in number one above.
3. Understand the key questions raised by each of the philosophical subjects listed in number one above (metaphysics, epistemology, anthropology, ethics and sociology).
4. Be able to identify and apply the four sources of knowledge (five senses, logical reasoning, intuition and authority).
5. Be able to identify particular philosophers whose is thinking is characteristic of each of the four sources of knowledge (examples: Plato = deductive reasoning; Aristotle = empirical reasoning [use of five senses]; Karl Marx = prophetic activist [intuition, authority]; Buddha = Antinomian, intuition).
6. Describe and explain the basic tenets of the scientific method and philosophy of science.
7. Describe and explain the basic tenets of the humanities and distinguish how they differ from the sciences.
8. Demonstrate skills in the application of the four ways of thought and to show how each plays a role in critical thinking.
|Major Assignments||Short answer assignments based on Dr. Lindley's online lectures that cover the Four Sources of Knowledge, the Four Ways of Thought, and the Four Philosophical Subjects (Metaphysics, Epistemology, Anthropology and Sociology/State). Ten quizzes based on reading ten chapters in the James Christian text. Five essays based on read ROLL AWAY THE STONE by Fred Taylor. Mid-term Test and Final Exam|
*John Locke Says We Can Never See the World
*Was Berkeley Right or Wrong (If a Tree Falls in the Forest ...)
*Does Pragmatism Work? What Did Wm. James mean?
*Henri Berson: Fruition from Intuition
*Darwin:Right or Wrong
*Behold, the Prophet, Pythagoras
|Attendance Policy||Attendance is evaluated by a student's proficiency in turning in assignments and his/her participation in Discussion.|
|Determination of Final Grade||This is a point system. Students earn points as they take quizzes/tests, complete assignments, and participate in Discussion. 2701-3000 points = A 2401-2700 = B; 2101-2400 = C; 1801-2100 = D; 0-1800 = F|
|Final Exam Date||May 11, 2011 - 8:60 AM|
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