BEGINNERS PHILOSOPHY WITH ALEKS: PHILOSOPHY FUNDAMENTALS



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COURSE OUTLINE


WEEK 1: EXISTENTIALISM

What does it mean to be?
What is the purpose of life?

We will study:

Martin Heidegger
Simone de Beauvoir
Jean-Paul Sartre

WEEK 2: ETHICS

What is the nature of the good and the bad?
What is the best ethical framework?

We will study:

Immanuel Kant
J. S. Mill

WEEK 3: POST-MODERNISM

What is the nature of the truth?
What is power and what is knowledge?

We will study:

Friedrich Nietzsche
Michel Foucault

WEEK 4: FEMINISM

What is constructed? What is real?
How should we structure our quest for equality?

We will study:

Judith Butler
Luce Irigaray

WEEK 5: POST-COLONIALISM & EQUALITY

What is Orientalism?
What role does ideology play in justifying colonialism?

We will study: 

Edward Said

WEEK 6: MEANING & INTERPRETATION


What is role does language play in helping us understand the world?
Where can we locate meaning in the world?

We will study:

Ludwig Wittgenstein