Course Description

Introduction to Philosophy, PHILOS 1

This course provides a general introduction to the main topics in philosophy. The topics covered include: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, and The Meaning of Life.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Philosophy

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH
Course Equivalence: UCD PHI 001

UC Irvine:
General Education: IV
Major Requirement: elective for Philosophy Major/Minor

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis

UC Merced:
units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
Course Equivalence: UCR PHIL 1 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; Sixth - 1 course NAHR; Muir: 1 course in a Humanities theme in "Philosophical Perspectives" Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Humanities

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area E - Culture and Thought
Course Equivalence: UCSB Philosophy 1

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: TA
Course Equivalence: UCSC PHIL 11

Course Creator

Duncan Pritchard

Duncan Pritchard is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. He works mainly in epistemology. He is the author of Epistemic Luck (Oxford UP, 2005), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (co-authored, Oxford UP, 2010), Epistemological Disjunctivism (Oxford UP, 2012), and Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing (Princeton UP, 2015). His most recent book is Skepticism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Duncan Pritchard is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. He works mainly in epistemology. He is the author of Epistemic Luck (Oxford UP, 2005), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (co-authored, Oxford UP, 2010), Epistemological Disjunctivism (Oxford UP, 2012), and Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing (Princeton UP, 2015). His most recent book is ...

Duncan Pritchard is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. He works mainly in epistemology. He is the author of Epistemic Luck (Oxford UP, 2005), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (co-authored, Oxford UP, 2010), Epistemological Disjunctivism (Oxford UP, 2012), and Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing (Princeton UP, 2015). His most recent book is Skepticism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2019).


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