Introduction to Philosophy

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This Introduction to Philosophy course is a critical introduction to the field of philosophical inquiry. After defining philosophy and identifying the major fields of philosophical study, the course examines the history of Western thought, from the famous Greek philosophers up to the cutting-edge intellectuals of today. The course then dives into various thematic topics, including metaphysics, epistemology, free will and determinism, evil and the existence of God, personal identity, ethical values, and political philosophy. The course concludes with an analysis of different perspectives, including Eastern philosophies, and post-colonial thought.

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8/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
This course was very challenging. One of the hardest courses that I have taken on straighterline thus far. The content was hard to follow and very lengthy. I would not recommend if you are trying to get the course done in a quick time frame.
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2/10 starsTaking Now
6 months, 3 weeks ago
This course has changed since 2016... If you do not know this it would be wise to research. They do not have a teacher or a book to go with and it is basically a read and test. Overall I would not recommend taking this course with Straighterline.
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4/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 2 months ago
The lessons had almost nothing to do with the tests-- i haven't finished the course yet but am already having a difficult time because of the high difficulty level
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6/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
I was able to complete this course quickly because I am a philosophy major who has covered much of the material already. I was pleased with the breadth of material, albeit limited in depth as the entire course is based on multiple choice understandings, and not a moderated seminar-style discussion, as philosophy should be practiced. I would recommend this course for people in similar situations as mine: the junior philosophy major who needs to take Intro. Phil for a major requirement, but doesn't want to waste tuition money and credit hours during the school year tediously going through material already learned (for the most part).
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 12 months ago
Well chosen textbook along with good helpful lessons. The ungraded homework is riddled with incorrect answers, however. Luckily, this was not the case for the graded exams. Other than that, just be prepared for memorizing quite a bit of information.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
This course is great for busy people. I purchased the textbook ahead of time and read it and then completed the class over a couple of weeks.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
Tests questions are multiple choice; though the questions are still difficult, I like that they allow the book and one page of Notes.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
The online material was not that helpful. Very little information for each chapter. Material provided had nothing to do with the exams at the end of each chapter.
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6/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
basic overview
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6/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
The lessons had no bearing on the tests. Very difficult
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4/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Horrible homework assignments that did not match he text. I had to spend a lot of extra time clarifying the correct answers with SMEs (who corrected the material following my emails)
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This was a difficult course for me. I was lucky, and did not have work, children or any other classes or responsibilities during this course and was able to devote a lot of time to reading and studying. I used an electronic book which was very helpful in finding topics.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This course was well organized, and the textbook was pretty good. Some parts were a little confusing, but I think that is just the nature of philosophy. The book did pretty well trying to explain everything.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
health topics very good info
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