Hello, Limerick College of Further Education has detected that you are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. If possible we strongly urge you to update your browser or switch over to Chrome or Firefox so you can enjoy the full user experience of our website and avail of all the features!
Close This Message'
Full
Time
Apply
Part
Time
Apply
Contact
LCFE
Courses

Introduction to Philosophy HL049 (12 Weeks)

Course Overview

Award(s)
QQI Level 5 MINOR AWARD IN PHILOSOPHY 5N3506
Course Code:
HL049/Thurs 19.00-21.30
Fees:
€240

This course aims to enable the learner to appreciate the relevance and impact of philosophy and philosophical thought on related subjects, develop critical thought processes and analysis
skills.

Apply for this Course
Programme Description
  • Develop an awareness of the pre-Socratic philosophers. Become familiar with the writings of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
  • Controversies in metaphysics.
  • The debate between rationalists, empiricists and idealists concerning the sources and limits of human knowledge.
  • Key political and moral philosophical theories including those of Plato, Locke Hobbes, Kant , Marx and Mill.
  • The existence of God and the problem of evil in the context of the philosophy of religion.
  • Views of existentialist philosophers including Sarte, Kiekegaard and Nietzsche.
  • Elements of informal logic in own and others arguments.
  • Methods of deduction and induction.
  • Present learning, investigation and argument according to academic and philosophical conventions orally and in writing.
x
This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.