How can philosophy help me think through the decisions I will have to make in my life? What does philosophy tell me about choosing a career? About being educated? About childhood? About death?
Being a critical thinker is being someone who is responsive to reasons - someone who reasons fairly, reasons well, and reasons independently. This is a course designed to develop the skills of a good reasoner.
What is language, and how does it acquire meaning? How are we able to communicate ideas with others? How do politics and language shape our experience of the world? In this class we consider questions about the nature of language, and its import to our everyday lives.