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Author: William Ramsey
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Introduction to Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. This course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy. Instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them. Topics to be addressed will include the existence of God, the relation between the mind and the body, human freedom, and the foundations of morality.
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PHIL 10100-2
Introduction to Philosophy

Professor William Ramsey

Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: Two 75-minute classes per week

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Course Description

This course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy.  What this means is that instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them.  Topics to be addressed will include the existence of God, the relation between the mind and the body, human freedom, and the foundations of morality.

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