Great Ideas

MET IS 400

  • Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings
  • Critical Thinking

Exploration of the question "What is philosophy?' and its self-reflective nature is the foundation of this introductory course. Together we will examine the works of both classical Western philosophers and contemporary authors whose ideas have influenced the development of contemporary Western thought. As sound philosophical inquiry requires questioning the assumptions of every system of thought (including one's own) students will be expected to think critically when reflecting on the social and ethical implications of these ideas in the 21st century. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Critical Thinking.

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