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First-Year Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy:  Knowledge and Reality

An introduction to philosophy through a study of fundamental philosophical problems concerning the nature of reality, knowledge and the mind, as presented in contemporary writings and/or classical texts.  Complements PHIL 1100H.  Excludes PHIL 1001Y (101), 1003H (103H).

Introduction to Philosophy:  Moral and Political

An introduction to philosophy through a study of fundamental philosphical problems in moral and political philosophy, as presented in contemprorary writings and/or classical texts.  Complements PHIL 1000H.  Excludes PHIL 1001Y (101), 1002H (102H.

Critical Thinking

An introduction to basic principles of good reasoning and argumentation in everyday life and various academic disciplines.  Topics include argument structure and evaluation, clarity of expression, common mistakes in reasoning, inductive and deductive reasoning, and formal logic.  Excludes PHIL 1004H (104H), 1005Y (105), UNIV 1002H

The First-Year Courses

PHIL 1000H – Introduction to Philosophy:  Knowledge and Reality
PHIL 1100H – Introduction to Philosophy: Moral and Political 
PHIL 1200H – Critical Thinking