An introduction to philosophy. In this course, students will explore what it means to say that philosophy is “a way of life.” What sort of life is philosophical life and how does it differ from other kinds of lives that we live? What sort of arguments can be made to convince others that one ought to lead a philosophical life? What, in other words, does living philosophically have that other forms of life do not? Students will explore different conceptions of the good life, historical or contemporary, to see how our values change when we begin to think philosophically.

1.5Credits