Introduction to Philosophy: The Big Picture
Go on an exciting adventure covering over 2,500 years of history! Along the way, you’ll run into some very strange characters, like the dirty barefoot man who hung out on street corners pestering everyone with questions, or that eccentric fellow who climbed inside a stove to think about whether he existed. Despite their odd behavior, these and other philosophers of the Western world are among the world’s most brilliant and influential thinkers and originated the fundamental ideas of Western civilization. Introduction to Philosophy: The Big Picture asks some of the same questions these great thinkers pondered, so by the time you’ve “closed the book” on this course, you will better understand yourself and the world around you – from atoms to outer space and everything in between.
- Ask the big questions along with philosophers throughout history.
- Trace the development of philosophy in the Western world from the ancients to modern philosophers.
- Learn more about the lives, thoughts, and ideas of famous philosophers through history.
- Examine how Western philosophy has affected government, law, and society.