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CIVS 223 - The Philosophy Of Social Science Inquiry


Credit(s): 3
This course offers an introduction to philosophy by exploring questions relevant to studies in the social sciences. Students will learn about epistemology, meaning the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, in particular its foundations, scope, and validity. The objects of these epistemological investigations fall under two distinct categories: normative and empirical. Normative theory involves hypotheses or other statements about what is right and wrong, desirable or undesirable, just or unjust in society. Empirical theory entails what is known as the scientific method: analysis by way of observation and experimentation, whereby results derive from repeated observations which are verifiable. Classical, medieval, and post-Enlightenment sources from civilization both East and West will inform conversations meant to enlarge understanding of self and world.

Prerequisites: ENGH 111  or permission of the instructor.
Learning Outcome(s): Self Knowledge
Course Level: Undergraduate



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