Introduction to Philosophy

After studying this course, you should be able to:


1. understand the nature and scope of philosophy;

2. understand some of the philosophical skills and explain the importance of philosophy as a branch of knowledge;

3. understand the origins of philosophy and some of the philosophical positions held by ancient Greek thinkers;

4. have a better sense of the differences between philosophical questions and other kinds of questions or arguments;

5. understand different branches of philosophy and some of the major issues concerned in such branches; and

6. understand and be able to express several philosophical issues taking a position in the debates over the issues mentioned in this course.



Section 1: What is the Nature and Scope of Philosophy?

Section 2: How did Philosophy Begin?

Section 3: What are the Major Branches of Philosophy?

Section 4: Sample Philosophical Issues - I

Section 5: Sample Philosophical Issues - II