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:
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: may petition in place of PHIL 1 for a philsophy sequence in humanities.

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area E after petition
Course Equivalence: Likely equivalent to UCSB Philosophy 1 after petition

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

Course Creator

Duncan Pritchard
Research Interests
Epistemology; Skepticism; Wittgenstein; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Law

Academic Distinctions
In 2005, Prof Pritchard held a Danish Academy of Sciences/NAMICONA Visiting Research Professorship and was also a Mellon Foundation Visiting Epistemology Fellow at Brown University. In 2007, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Philosophy. In 2009, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki. In 2011, he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2013, his work was the subject of the Annual Cologne Summer School in Philosophy. In 2013, he delivered the Annual Soochow Lectures in Philosophy. In 2016 his work was the subject of the Annual LOGOS Philosophy Masterclass Lectures, University of Barcelona. In 2016 he was invited to be the Tang Chun-I Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong (deferred). Prof Pritchard has so far delivered three Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures.

Appointments
Professor Pritchard has held Chairs in Philosophy at the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling, Scotland. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, the University of Helskinki, and Aarhus University, Denmark.
Research Interests Epistemology; Skepticism; Wittgenstein; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Law Academic Distinctions In 2005, Prof Pritchard held a Danish Academy of Sciences/NAMICONA Visiting Research Professorship and was also a Mellon Foundation Visiting Epistemology Fellow at Brown University. In 2007, he was awarded the ...

Research Interests
Epistemology; Skepticism; Wittgenstein; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Law

Academic Distinctions
In 2005, Prof Pritchard held a Danish Academy of Sciences/NAMICONA Visiting Research Professorship and was also a Mellon Foundation Visiting Epistemology Fellow at Brown University. In 2007, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Philosophy. In 2009, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki. In 2011, he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2013, his work was the subject of the Annual Cologne Summer School in Philosophy. In 2013, he delivered the Annual Soochow Lectures in Philosophy. In 2016 his work was the subject of the Annual LOGOS Philosophy Masterclass Lectures, University of Barcelona. In 2016 he was invited to be the Tang Chun-I Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong (deferred). Prof Pritchard has so far delivered three Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures.

Appointments
Professor Pritchard has held Chairs in Philosophy at the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling, Scotland. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, the University of Helskinki, and Aarhus University, Denmark.

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