Course Memo

Prerequisite: None. This course introduces students to some of the major topics and issues in western philosophy. Philosophy is the
academic discipline which considers questions that have proven to be perennially significant to us as human beings, like what it means to be a human being, the nature of knowledge and the structure of reality, whether or not God or ultimate truth has objective reality, and how we should lead our lives in relation to those around us. Our discussion of western philosophy will focus around a variety of themes including ethics, metaphysics,
epistemology, and philosophy of religion. Spiritual Engagement and the Examined Life Capability Course.