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PHIL 312. A More Inclusive History of Philosophy. (4).

This course is a general introduction to some of the issues and debates in the history of philosophy. Students will acquire a basic familiarity with the major themes of Ancient, Early Modern, and Nineteenth Century metaphysics, epistemology,and moral theory. Students will acquire experience in the analysis of original texts and the arguments they contain through close reading, class discussion, and group activities. The aim of the course is to introduce you to some of the historically significant philosophical debates (and some debates/figures that have been excluded from the "Western Canon"); to teach you how to reconstruct arguments and evaluate them, and how to write philosophy papers.