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.
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PHIL 0170

All Sections in Fall 2024

Fall 2024

PHIL0170A-F24 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0170X-F24 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Y-F24 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0170Z-F24 Discussion (Spackman)