Foundations of Western Thought

Taught By: Dr. Scott Curtis
Course Length: One Semester
Prerequisites: None
Topics Covered: The philosophers Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Zeno, Augustine, Rousseau, Kant, Nietzsche, Freud and Sartre.

What is the best way to acquire knowledge? What is the most effective political arrangement? And what is the best way for a person to conduct his or her life? If these questions interest you, then you are ready to study philosophy. Foundations of Western Thought is a class that will help you conduct this study. You will learn what the great minds of the Western philosophical tradition have to say about these questions and many more. And be ready for some lively discussions. The study of philosophy sounds daunting, but be brave, sign up for this course, and begin your own philosophical journey.