Introduction to Philosophy
3.0 / Lower
The examination measures knowledge and understanding of the material typically taught in a one-semester survey course in philosophy. The examination content reflects common knowledge drawn from courses with such titles as Introduction to Philosophy or Basic Philosophical Issues. The examination tests for a knowledge of facts and terminology and an understanding of logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Students will be expected to know logical reasoning, the history of philosophy, and the different approaches to various philosophical problems. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required prior to beginning study for this examination. (Multiple-choice examination.)
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