WEIGHING LIFE’S MOST FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS
Concordia University of Edmonton’s newest personal development course, Introduction to Philosophy will be a pillar for learners to work on both personal and professional development by enhancing personal growth and education.
It will allow you to think for yourself, and gather the tools you need to have for intellectual self defense. Join this course for a fascinating and fun learning experience as you learn about life’s most fundamental questions.
Online Delivery Asynchronous
|SEP 5 – DEC 5, 2023||Tuesday||6:00 – 8:50 PM||39||$400 +GST|
|JAN 16 – APR 16, 2024||Tuesday||6:00 – 8:50 PM||39||$400 +GST|
Why Take this course?
- Builds fundamental skills such as: comprehension, communication, and reasoning
- Enhances Creativity
- Great preparation for Careers
- Allows you think in a different perspective
- Introduced to the most popular philosophical theories about how we should live, and what makes an action right from wrong
Hear more from instructor Dr. Jonathan Strand on why this course matters and what to expect in the video below:
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Help you think through for yourself some of the most important fundamental issues in life.
- Enhance your reading, writing, and thinking skills.
- Provide you with an introductory knowledge of the discipline of philosophy.
- Improve the quality of your life.
- Improve the quality of your contribution to society.
1. Introduction to Philosophy
Lecture Focus: Students will receive an overview Introductory class to Philosophy.
Lecture Focus: Evaluating arguments and creating strong arguments
3. The History of Philosophy
Lecture Focus: Students will learn about Modern Philosophy, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, as well as19th and 20th Century Philosophy.
Lecture Focus: Students will begin thinking about fundamental issues, and through Metaphysics will ask questions such as; what really exists?
5. The Mind-Body Problem
Lecture Focus: Students will look into Materialism, Dualism, and Idealism.
5. Classifying Types of Materialism
6. Why Does All This Exist?
7. Philosophy Of Religion
Lecture Focus: Students will learn about the Philosophical Theology, and receive an overview in Philosophy of Religion. Students will look into Arguments for God, Cosmological and Teleological Arguments, as well as Arguments against God : The Problem of Evil. Students will also discuss Faith and Reason.
Lecture Focus: Students will look into Rationalism vs. Empiricism, Skepticism, The Analysis of Knowledge, The Conditions of Knowledge, and the Structure of Knowledge.
Lecture Focus: Students will discuss Relativism and Objectivism, Consequentialist Ethics, Deontological Ethics, and Aristotelian Ethics.
Dr. Jonathan Strand
Doctor of Philosophy
About Jonathan Strand
Dr. Strand is Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE). He has been a member of CUE’s faculty since 1994. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota (summa cum laude) and a Master of Divinity degree. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, under the directorship of Dr. Alvin Plantinga. Dr. Strand’s recent scholarship focuses on the intersections between philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and logic.
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