Metaphysics is the science of being as being. It is the most abstract and difficult branch of philosophy, but also the most rewarding because it involves our ultimate interpretation of reality. In this course students will be introduced to the classical interpretation of reality along with alternative modern interpretations. Students will be equipped to: demonstrate familiarity with the major metaphysical theories including monism, dualism, moderate realism, nominalism, materialism, radical idealism, pessimism, et cetera. define the
In many ways ancient philosophy sets the agenda and foundations for all subsequent developments in the history of philosophy. In this course, students will be introduced to the major figures and ideas of ancient philosophy. This course will set the stage for subsequent lessons in both the history of philosophy and systematic philosophy. This course will include discussions of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine among others. Students in this course will be equipped to: –
PHI 201. Philosophy of the Human Person In this course, students will be introduced to the philosophical study of the human person, with a special emphasis on achieving self-understanding through classical philosophical psychology. This class will explore the unity of soul and matter, the immortality of the soul, the meaning of human freedom, and role of the passions in human psychology. Students in this course will be equipped to: define and understand the most
Introduction to Philosophy: The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living In this course, students will be introduced to the foundational ideas of perennial philosophy as well as its historical origins. Students in this course will be equipped to: define the meaning and importance of philosophy identify key figures in the development of classical philosophy define and demonstrate the foundational ideas of classical philosophy critically engage with the most fundamental philosophical errors of the modern world.