Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy is not about arguments, debates, or the caricature of cranky professors - not by a long shot! Philosophy is the key to unlocking the shackles that smother your curiosity, your wonderment, and your real sense of self. Philosophy is not just a subject you learn. Instead, it's a lifestyle of insatiable curiosity that will, if you let it, alter your way of being in the world.


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Practical Activities Slides: (These slides were initially used as assignments but could be used as references as well)

  • Allegory of the Cave (Plato)


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As time permits, these topical videos pertain to topics studied in the course. Click the picture to access the course channel.

  • Branches of Philosophy: Explore the five major branches of Philosophy
  • Presocratics and Knowledge: 10min video about the Presocratics and Knowledge
  • Plato's Objective Knowledge: Can Plato's Allegory of the Cave help us understand knowledge?
  • Dualism: What are the mind and the body? 

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