Introduction to Philosophy
This semester we read works by seven major philosophers:
1. Plato, Apology of Socrates
2. Rand, The Fountainhead
3. Galileo, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
4. Kierkegaard, Panegyric upon Abraham
5. Descartes, Meditations
6. Lewis, Mere Christianity
7. Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
For six of the above:
(a) Choose one important sentence from the work.
(b) Explain what the sentence means.
(c) Explain how the sentence fits into the work’s overall purpose.
(d) Explain why you think the sentence you chose is important.
Time: 2 hours total.