MPYE RES 7002
After this course you will be able to:
1. Identify and apply major theories pertaining to the nature of reality, causation, the mind and body, existence, and knowledge
2. Distinguish between making a claim that is an assumption, a controversial claim requiring support, or a claim that is a hypothesis introduced in order to be refuted or established
3. Appreciate the importance of advancing an argument that does not irrefutably solve a problem if instead it illuminates and clarifies a problem
4. Explain the role of science in discovering information about the world
5. Identify whether and to what extent the scientific method gives scientists privileged insight into the nature and function of reality
6. Recognize and explain ways in which science is or is not different from other ways of learning about the world
7. Discuss the tools used by science in experimentation that provide descriptions of the world and to explore to what extent these descriptions are superior to everyday observations.
1. To provide students with instruction at the college level in Philosophy, including majors and minors in Philosophy.
2. To enable students to develop an understanding of philosophical problems and theories.
3. To provide students with a general acquaintance with the history of philosophy.
4. To help students to gain an understanding of value theory and ethical issues.
5. To enable students to develop skills in critical and logical thinking.
6. To prepare students for graduate study in Philosophy and related fields.
- Class attendance and active participation: 10%
- Case analyses and other forms of group work: 60%
- End of course individual exam: 30%
Lectures, exercises, case analyses and group work.
Master of Science