My discipline of philosophy seeks to ask the question "what does it mean to live a good and humane life?" This course will utilize philosophic tools portrayed in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Confucius' Analects and John Dewey's Human Nature and Conduct to explore contemporary political life..
The philosophic works emerge from three very different cultures at very different time periods, yet all are naturalistic in their exploration of the question for a flourishing and humane life.
Philosophical texts will be the core instruments used to explore, and those who take this class are expected to act as equal parts students and teachers.
This course will do a historical tracing of fundamental aspects of Western epistemology