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Department
Philosophy
Course
Philosophy 1020
Professor
John Thorp
Semester
Fall

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What is Philosophy? September-10-12 - disciplined consideration of big questions about the nature of humans and the world we live in Philosophy is characterized by its subject matter and it's method: Subject matter: great questions Method: rigorous discipline thinking Homosapiens existed 200,000 years Language created 50,000 years ago Great Questions were raised 2500 years ago (500 BCE) We are halfway through the life of our planet Our questions this year: -Religion (Does god exist?) -Epistemology (What is knowledge, what can we know) -Metaphysics (What is real?) -Et
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