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Philosophy: Philosophy

This LibGuide provides an introduction to the study of philosophy.



"Philosophy begins in wonder" Plato

Philosophy begins when human beings start trying to understand the world through the use of reason. Philosophy adresses what are sometimes called 'big questions' :

  • What makes things morally wrong or right?
  • What can we know, if anything?
  • Can you know the world around you is real and not a computer generated reality?
  • Do we possess souls?

In this unit you will be exploring:

A good place to start would be by reading the introduction to the ebook 'History of Western Philosophy'.