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Philosophy 10: Approaches to Philosophy

Course Syllabus

• To broaden students’ intellectual and cultural horizons
• To enhance the students’ awareness of various disciplines
• To balance nationalism and internationalism
• To integrate knowledge and skills in Philosophy and analysis

I. Philosophy: A History
II. The Nature of Philosophy: The Problem of Meaning
• Introduction to the Problem of Meaning
• Philosophical Investigations by Wittgenstein (selections)
• Zen Buddhism
III. Idealism: Metaphysical & Epistemological
• Introduction to the Subject of Idealism
• The Duality of Plato
• Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita (selections)
• The Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant (selections)
IV. Ethics: Morality & The Concept of Good
• Introduction to The Concept of Good
• Deontological & Teleological Readings
• Confucius, The Doctrine of the Mean
• Friedrich Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals
• Pilosopiyang Pilipino: Konsepto ng Utang na Loob,
Pakikipagkapwa Tao, etc.
V. Other Philosophical Questions and Application

Grade Breakdown:
Midterm Exam: 25% Seatwork, Papers, Reporting:
Final Exam: 25% Recitation and Attendance: 25%

Prepared by:
KC M. Abalos
Department of Social Sciences
Consultation Hours: 1-2:30 PM TF