This year-long course is an interdisciplinary introduction to philosophical thinking and the modes of inquiry examined in the rest of the Core curriculum. From an examination of themes from cosmology/ spacetime and theories about what exists, it explores the patterns, explanatory organization and fundamental questions associated with logic and how and what we know, before examining how to live well as an individual and member of a global community, and the challenges we face. In addition to highlighting such key areas, we explore concepts, works, and thinkers from Eastern and Western philosophy, including Hume, Dimensionality, Borges, Taosim, Michio Kaku, Siddhartha and the Eudemonic life, and Jennifer Hecht’s history of doubt.
Logos, Cosmos, and Doubt
Enrollment in Fundamentals of Expository Writing (JE001)