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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 120W
Professor
Sam Black
Semester
Fall

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PHIL – Values & Contemporary Issues 1  2500 years ago  Greece started philosophy, then Romans o In Latin  Philos (looking) + Sophia (wisdom) = philosophy  Socrates (street philosophy) taught Plato (western philosophy) Types of Philosophy:  Metaphysics – “after the physical” o Ultimate nature? o What is something?  Epistemology – study of knowledge o How do we know for certain? o Rene Descartes  are we really dreaming?  Critical thinking – analyzing  Mind – brain vs. soul  Politics – best state?  Aestheti
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