PHI 15 Introduction to Philosophy



An introduction to the nature of philosophy and why philosophy is considered the love of wisdom. Included are philosophical questions, major thinkers, and the methodology involved in a philosophical inquiry. Topics covered include free will and determinism, the existence of God the problem of evil, mind and body, the theory of knowledge, and personal identity. Traditional views, as well as contemporary ones from diverse perspectives (such as women and people of color) will be included. GS-VBI, VI. Note: Effective Fall 2014 students can get GS credit for only one, PHI 15 or PHI 16–not both.

Required Texts

  • Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Eleventh Edition, Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins, and Clancy Martin, Oxford University Press (September 29, 2015), ISBN-10: 0190209453; ISBN-13: 978-0190209452. (The 10thedition is also fine.) Always bring textbook, notebook and pens or pencils.
  • Primary Sources of Philosophy – FREE ONLINE LINKS provided