Introduction to Philosophy

Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Fundamental Distinctions Used in Philosophy

In this introductory session, Dr. Schenk introduces study and discipline of philosophy.

Outline of Session
Discussion Questions
  • How often do you use self-reflection to distinguish between types of claims that you make?
  • Can you think of a time when category confusion led to misunderstandings? (See Fundamental Skill #1)
  • What are the logical entailments (or consequences) of your own belief commitments?

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