Problems of Philosophy

It is difficult to define philosophy. But one can show what it consists of by roughly enumerating the issues it deals with. The fundamental questions asked by a young student of philosophy are the following: What is philosophy? What does it study? What are the problems it tries to address? Is it possible to have answers to some of the questions raised by the philosopher? This course will not define, but introduce philosophy as a discipline by showing its limits, i.e., by distinguishing philosophical problems (and issues) from the non-philosophical ones. Topics covered would include: What is philosophy? The problems and questions. Philosophical responses to the questions through history of philosophy. The problems of senses and perception. The problems of the basic truths of reason.