Philosophy OpenCourseWare: Notre Dame's Free Undergraduate Philosophy Class

Published Feb 17, 2009

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The University of Notre Dame offers an OpenCourseWare version of 'Introduction to Philosophy' free online. This undergraduate-level course teaches students the themes and methods of philosophy. The course is intended for any student with an interest in Philosophy or related fields.

Introduction to Philosophy: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Philosophy: Course Description

'Introduction to Philosophy' is an undergraduate-level course taught by Professor William Ramsey through the University of Notre Dame's Department of Philosophy. This course focuses on various philosophical topics and discusses the opinions of historical and modern philosophers. Students will gain an understanding of the effects historical philosophers had on morality by discussing topics such as freedom, relativism and the dark side of human nature. The course aims to teach the logic behind philosophical arguments so that students are able to apply those lessons to their own lives and belief system. Students will learn how to write philosophical papers and make compelling and sound philosophical arguments.

Course materials include lectures and links to additional resources. If you'd like to learn more, visit the introduction to philosophy course page.

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