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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.

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The following lectures will be provided in this course:

  1. Socrates: The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living
  2. Aristotle and the Desire to Understand
  3. Thomas Aquinas: the Office of the Wise Man
  4. A Little Bit of Logic
  5. Modern Errors I
  6. Modern Errors II
  7. Truth and Reality
  8. The Four Causes
  9. The Immortal Soul
  10. The Existence of God
  11. Happiness and Contemplation
  12. The Ultimate End, Leisure, and Contemplation