GED 212 Introduction to Philosophy (Humanities/Fine Arts)

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GED 212 Introduction to Philosophy (Humanities/Fine Arts)

3 Semester Units

Introduction to Philosophy allows students to critically examine the fundamental philosophical issues of reality, personhood, free will, knowledge and the idea of God and life after death. The ideas of determinism, freedom, ethics, democracy and life purpose are all explored in a philosophical context, challenging students to think critically about the questions which have puzzled mankind for centuries.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the most fundamental issues that philosophy investigates.
  • Describe the issue of free will versus determinism.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the teleological and deontological approach of ethics.
  • Describe the major empirical arguments for the existence of God.
  • Describe the concepts needed for personhood.


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