APL 901 – Introduction to Philosophy

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Thales to Dewey: A History of Philosophy - by Gordon H. Clark

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APL 901 – Introduction to Philosophy

APL 901-Introduction to Philosophy, a 1 credit hour course of studies in the Masters programs of Reformation Inteternational Theological Seminary as a prerequisite for those who have not had undergraduate level courses in philosophy.

Course Description: 1 credit hours.

This course is primarily a history of philosophy course which attempts to bring the student up to philosophy’s level.  Two principles of restriction control this procedure.  First, to avoid confusing the students with a multiplicity of strange names, the number of men discussed has been kept to a near minimum.  Secondly, the subject matter has been restricted.  The aim is to give a fairly thorough comprehension of a few major issues.  The course uses the simplest and clearest language consistent with precision.  Illustrative material is included to encourage the casual student

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APL 901- Course Payment – Introduction to Philosophy (1 credit hour)

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Thales to Dewey by Gordon H. Clark, Trade paperback, 458 total pgs., 413 reading pages, [1957] 2000

“Greek philosophy began on May 28, 585 B.C., at 6:13 in the evening.” With this arresting statement, Dr. Clark begins his masterful and unparalleled account of the history of Western Philosophy. Thales to Dewey does not attempt to be an encyclopedia of philosophy, but focuses primarily on the theories of knowledge advanced by the major philosophers. By focusing his book in this fashion, Dr. Clark is able to present the most important ideas of the philosophers clearly and adequately, rather than confusing the reader with cursory accounts of too many ideas. This is the best one-volume history of philosophy in print. No Christian should be without it.

Contents: Foreword; Part 1: Greek Philosophy: The Presocratics; The Sophists, Socrates, and Plato; Aristotle; The Hellenistic Age; Part 2: The Middle Ages: The Patristic Period; The Scholastic Period; Part 3: Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth Century Rationalism; British Empiricism; Immanuel Kant; G. W. F Hegel; Contemporary Irrationalism; Selected Bibliography; Scripture Index; Index

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