PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Offered Under: All Undergraduate Programs.
Description

Definition of philosophy. Functions of philosophy- critical and constructive; its relation to religion and science. Philosophy and life; methods of philosophy: dogmatism, skepticism and criticism. Theories of the origin of knowledge: authoritarianism, empiricism, rationalism, critical theory and Kant, intuitionism; Idealism and realism. Criterion of truth: correspondence, coherence and pragmatic theories. Nature of mind: mind as substance; the concept of empirical self, the organism and concrete view. Theories of mind-body relationship. The problem of value: the concept of intrinsic and extrinsic value: the three cardinal values – truth, beauty and goodness.

 

Please contact the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities for further details.

Website for the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities - http://slass.iub.edu.bd/socialscience/


Prerequisites:
  • None

Course Type Foundation
Credit Hour 3
Lecture Hour 45
Expected Outcome(s):

Suggested Books:

Grading Policy:

Letter Grade Marks Grade Point
A 90 - 100 4.00
A- 85 - 89 3.70
B+ 80 - 84 3.30
B 75 - 79 3.00
B- 70 - 74 2.70
C+ 65 - 69 2.30
C 60 - 64 2.00
C- 55 - 59 1.70
D+ 50 - 54 1.30
D 45 - 49 4.00
F 00 - 44 4.00