Read what Fall 2022 instructor Brian Wermcrantz has to say about the course:
This course is an introduction to some of the most perplexing topics that have preoccupied humans for thousands of years. It is also an introduction to a distinctive way of thinking—one that focuses on carefully presenting and evaluating arguments. Together we’ll work our way through a sampling of key questions within each of philosophy’s main branches of study: (1) ethics, (2) epistemology, and (3)
But most of all, this course teaches critical thinking. Although we’ll identify (and debate) answers to the above questions, our main focus will be on learning how to give reasons for or against such answers. By the end of the semester you will learn the skills needed to understand and evaluate arguments, which are sure to enhance your future pursuits, academic or otherwise.