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Humanities Exploration
This course is suitable for students taking their first philosophy course, or those wishing to broaden their understanding of philosophical issues. The course is a general survey of philosophy. Examples of the kinds of topics considered include: influential ideas introduced by significant historical figures (e.g., Plato, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Russell); important philosophical theories (e.g., utilitarian theories of morality); perplexing philosophical problems (e.g., the problem of how we could know that we're not living inside the Matrix); methods of philosophical inquiry (e.g., procedures for constructing and evaluating arguments.)