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2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 235 - Development of Western Thought


3 hrs (Sem II)
This course is a broad survey of the most influential ideas of the great philosophers from ancient Greece through modern times. Attention will be given to the dialectical role of philosophical argument in shaping the metaphysical, moral, and political ideals of the West, such as liberty and democracy, natural law and reason, science and humanism, faith and skepticism, language and logic, truth and interpretation, subjectivity and objectivity, etc. The political and social contexts in which leading ideas and perspectives have emerged will also be considered. 3 lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .