Class 1: What Is Philosophy

Date

Monday Mar 18, 2019

Important Topics

  • Epistemology, the study of knowledge.
    • Monotheism, the belief that there is just one God and is usually accompanied by the assertion that all beliefs in other gods should be rejected.

  • Metaphysics, the study of reality or existence.
    • Determinism, the claim that all things and all human beings are unfree because everything that occurs happens in accordance with some regular pattern or law.

  • Ethics, the study or morality.
    • Egoism, humans always try to satisfy themselves, therefore their actions are always selfish.