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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 1000 [0.5 credit]

Introductory Philosophy: Fields, Figures and Problems

What is metaphysics? Who was Socrates? What is Freedom? This introduction sketches many branches of philosophy and the important problems associated with each. It introduces great philosophers, present and past, and traces enduring philosophical themes.
Precludes additional credit for PHIL 1100 and FYSM 1208. This course is not suitable for students with previous formal study of philosophy.

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