Explores some of humanity's biggest questions, such as: Does God exist? What are we, and do we survive the death of our bodies? Are right and wrong mere matters of social convention? What's the basis of a government's authority, and could a world government solve humanity's biggest challenges such as war, global inequality and environmental degradation? Students become aware of a rich diversity of philosophical opinion among some major thinkers in the Western tradition, and they too try to work out for themselves some answers to some of our ultimate questions. Falls. (GACO)
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.