``Introduction to the main problems of philosophy and its methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. Works of important philosophers are read. Three semester hours.'' Lander University Catalog
Lee Archie and John G. Archie, Reading for Philosophical Inquiry: An Open Source Reader. Version 0.21, GFDL, 2004, 415 pp. Free for any use or resale under terms of the GDFL license.
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The last ``html'' link above gives convenient access chapter-by-chapter with pdf, html, and mp3 sound files. The first two links access the complete textbook. The mp3 files may be played on an iPodTM or MP3 Player. These sound file are computer-generated sound-files so they are of poor quality.
The GFDL and Creative Common licenses make this textbook freely available to anyone for any purpose for no charge. You may print it out for your own use or print it out to sell so long as you inform the buyer where the book is available without charge.
Lee Archie and John G. Archie, Introduction to Ethical Studies: An Open Source Reader. Version 0.11 GFDL, 2004, 364 pp. Free for any use or resale under terms of the GDFL license.
Lee Archie and John G. Archie, Readings in the History of Æsthetics: An Open Source Reader, version 0.11, GFDL, 2006, pp. 475. Free for any use or resale under terms of the GDFL license.
Other course readings are online here:
Booknotes and tutorials supplementary readings are available here:
The general purpose of this course is to introduce some of the main problems of philosophy such as those in the next section ``Objectives of the Course.''
The general aims of this introductory survey of philosophy are to examine questions such as the following.
The methods used to obtain these ends are
In this course you will gain skill in asking interesting, productive, and insightful questions and will analyze philosophical essays to obtain facility in the clear, complete, and methodological statement of personal views. You will also learn effective methods of analysis and criticism in the evaluation of argumentative discourse.
We adopt specific techniques recommended by many educators, namely study, writing,review tests, and homework.
Lee Archie 2012-11-13