The History of Western Philosophy - PHI 200 at Northern Virginia Community College

Effective: 2023-01-01

Course Description

Offers a historical survey of major philosophers from the ancient Greeks to the modern era. The assignments in this course require the ability to write at the college level, read college-level philosophical texts, and understand and apply philosophical concepts with complex meanings.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

To expose the student to the development of metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical ideas in the Western philosophical tradition. The course traces the development of Western thought from ancient Greek philosophy through 20th-century Anglo-American and Continental developments.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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