This course is an introduction to the nature of philosophy, philosophical thinking, major intellectual movements in the history of philosophy, and specific problems in philosophy. The course covers understanding arguments, fundamental questions, and particular issues in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and axiology. Topics are drawn from Western and non-Western traditions, from ancient to contemporary times. Emphasis is placed on applications of philosophy to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines. This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement. A grade of “C” or higher must be attained.