These courses introduce students to the various modes of philosophical inquiry and to the great philosophical questions that are central to a humanistic education in the Catholic intellectual tradition. More specifically, students will

  • develop an appreciation for philosophic self-reflection.
  • know the classical themes in metaphysics (the study of reality) and epistemology (the study of knowing) in relation to the study of the human person.
  • develop a sense of the historical development of philosophic problems and the different modes of philosophic inquiry in light of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
  • learn to analyze philosophic texts critically and to clearly articulate questions, ideas, and arguments in discussion and writing.

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