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PHILOSOPHY

The mission of philosophy at Lakeland is to facilitate reflection on the following areas of general human concern: knowledge, truth, reality, value, and right and wrong. The educational process used emphasizes: a) open, honest inquiry and b) precise statement, defense and criticism of alternative positions.

Upon successful completion of coursework, students will:
  1. Critical thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
    1. Present alternative reasons before forming judgements.
    2. Analyze arguments and positions.
    3. Compose arguments and positions.
  2. Physical/nonphysical world: Reflect on the nature of the physical and nonphysical world
    1. Understand and explain what metaphysics and epistemology are.
    2. Evaluate different arguments and positions on the nature of the physical and nonphysical world.
    3. Articulate different arguments and positions on the nature of the physical and nonphysical world.
  3. Ethics: Reflect on ethics.
    1. Articulate different ethical theories.
    2. Evaluate different ethical theories.
    3. Apply ethical theories to specific real-world problems.
    4. Critique the application of ethical theories.
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