Introduction to Philosophy
This first session introduces the topic of Philosophy and determines what will be covered throughout the course.
In this session, we cover the life and work of Aristotle.
Hellenism and Rome
In this session, we see how Roman thinkers had different philosophical concerns than Plato and Aristotle.
Neoplatonism and Early Medieval Philosophy
In this session, we explore how Neoplatonism affected the hierarchical thinking of early medieval thought.
In this session, we explore the intellectual movement, Scholasticism, which was carried out in emerging universities.
Renaissance and Reformation
In this session, we discover how renaissance humanist interest in the classical Roman world led to the re-discovery of important Roman thinkers, as well as Martin Luther's view of Philosophy.
In this session, we discuss the basic tenants of Rationalism, as well as what rationalists believe about knowledge.
In this session, we discuss the basic tenants of Empiricism, as well as what empiricists believe about knowledge.
In this session, we take a closer look at Normative Ethics, which develops criteria for deciding what is right and wrong.
In this session, we explore what the Existentialist project is all about and how existentialists deal with the question of meaning.
In this session, we look at the nature of the analytic tradition in philosophy as well as its ultimate goal.
In this final session, we explore the main contours of postmodernity.