Introduction to Philosophy
You’ll study the major themes and concepts of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, free will and determinism, evil and the existence of God, personal identity, ethical values and politics, modern cognitivism and more. And you’ll meet the major philosophers throughout the ages: Socrates, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Mill and Marx. You’ll also explore Eastern influences on Western philosophy, including Taoism, Confucianism and Zen Buddhism.
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* A 3-credit StraighterLine course is estimated to require approximately 75 hours of study time. Dedicating 17-20 hours per week should allow a student to finish within a single month subscription. That estimate is not guaranteed, and individual experience may differ.