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PHILOSOPHY

Welcome to Lakeland Community College's department of philosophy.

Philosophy courses offer an opportunity to think carefully about various issues of personal importance, such as what we are as human beings, how we should live our lives, and the real nature of the world outside ourselves. Philosophy courses teach one how to successfully argue, as well as how to critique arguments. Particular attention is paid to critiquing the logic, or reasoning patterns, involved in different types of arguments. Studying philosophy naturally leads to a consideration of underlying general theories as well as more specific judgments or views.

The arguments that arise in philosophy courses are diverse, addressing issues in ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, religion, and other academic disciplines. Oftentimes, courses will focus on philosophers of great historical importance who have presented persuasive arguments on difficult issues. The courses are also a creative enterprise, as members of the class will produce their own arguments for consideration by the group.

 


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