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This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy (common course-id PHIL 100), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).

C-ID Number: PHIL 100

General Course Description: PHIL 100

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values.  Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind.

Minimum Units: 3.0

Date Added to MERLOT: October 06, 2015
License: Creative Commons License
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Pedagogical Approach:

Study of philosophical ideas and methods through the critical examination of primary texts.  These methods should include:

  • Argumentation
  • Conceptual analysis
  • Analysis and evaluation of fundamental assumptions and principles of various philosophical systems
  • Philosophical interpretation of primary texts
Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of philosophical methods.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate ideas about philosophical issues.
  • Use philosophical methods, assumptions and principles to analyze philosophical ideas and positions.
  • Evaluate philosophical arguments, methods, assumptions, and principles for consistency, relevance, and truth.
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