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2014-2015 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy Concentration


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This Concentration in Philosophy will develop cadets' skills in analytical reasoning, critical thinking, argumentation, and textual analysis. Application of these skills is essential for the citizen-soldier, for each sharpens the cadet's ability to evaluate and reason, learn from others, and communicate. Cadets will explore the works of great philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, and review questions in ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. Cadets will practice formulating arguments in written works and test their ability to analyze and synthesize knowledge in oral discussions.

Two of the following are required:


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When appropriate, other courses may be substituted, e.g., ERH 421 - One Text  and ERH 422 - Major Figures . A notation will be included on the course schedule so that cadets are aware of this possibility.

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