This is an Introduction to Philosophy course. We will read and discuss theories about traditional topics in philosophy about the nature of mind, the nature of knowledge, personal identity, and free will. But we will also discuss more recent topics, such as:
- social ontology: how, why, and if concepts of race, gender, and disability are social constructs;
- social epistemology: how knowledge and desires we have come from others, and how to avoid falling into epistemic ``traps'', such as echo chambers and epistemic bubbles.
- slurs and appropriation: how pejorative terms can be use to slur and some political concerns regarding reclamation of slurs.
- Colonization: what (if any) rights did Europeans have over the land in Latin America?