2013 Inquiry Seminars

Big Philosophical Ideas

Richard Gilmore

In this course we will consider some of the big philosophical ideas from the history of philosophy. We will begin with several ancient Greek philosophical texts, including Plato and Aristotle. We will move on to the first modern philosopher, Descartes, and look at ideas from some of the other modern philosophers. We will also look at more contemporary philosophical ideas about morality, freedom, God and the ultimate nature of reality. OC