PHI 102 looks at a few important texts in more depth, with a view to answering three key questions: Who are you? What is the world like? How should we live? These questions are designed to lead to a fourth question: What is philosophy?
Resources in this section deal with questions of philosophical anthropology and in general the nature of the self. Readings are from Martin Buber's I and Thou.
This section focusses on issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. Readings for this section are from Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy (or another copy here).
On-line versions of Discourse on Method: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
This section focusses on issues in value theory in general, and in particular ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics. Readings for this section are from Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality.
This section focusses on issues in philosophical anthropology, existentialism, hermeneutics, and metaphysics. Readings for this section are from Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.