This course provides an introduction to some of the central problems of philosophy, examining original texts of a range of philosophers from the Enlightenment (e.g. Descartes, Hume) to the twentieth century (e.g. Bernard Williams, Robert Nozick). The course assumes no prior knowledge of philosophy and close attention will be paid to the helping students understand the language and methods of philosophical argument. All the texts are availablel in the textbook Reading Philosophy which students are encouraged to buy (though some of the texts are in the public domain and will be made available through Moodle, the course learning management system).
The full course programme and Terms and Conditions are available at the International School of Philosophy website and those who wish to enrol should read them.