Middlebury

PHIL 0170

Intro to World Philosophy

Introduction to World Philosophy
This course will offer a comparative introduction to a number of world philosophical traditions, including those of Europe and America, India, China, and Africa. We will consider central debates within these traditions, including: How should we live? What is the ultimate nature of reality, and how can we come to know it? What is the nature of the self, and how does it relate to society? We will also investigate the broader question of whether truth and morality are relative to culture. Central readings will include works by Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Lao Tzu, Confucius, and contemporary African philosophers, as well as Hindu and Buddhist texts. 2 hrs. lect,1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP PHL

Sections

Fall 2020

PHIL0170A-F20 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0170X-F20 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Y-F20 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Z-F20 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2019

PHIL0170A-F19 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0170X-F19 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Y-F19 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Z-F19 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2018

PHIL0170A-F18 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0170X-F18 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Y-F18 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Z-F18 Discussion (Spackman)