Study Guide for Philosophy 1
(Introduction to Philosophy)

Sandra LaFave

This is the online study guide for my Philosophy 1 (Intro to Philosophy). If you want to see a Syllabus for Philosophy 1, click here. The Syllabus contains dates, assignments, grading policies, and other useful information.

The required text by Donald Palmer is NOT available online. However, all the required primary-source texts (classic works) are available online. They are

Hume and Mill wrote in English. The online translations of Plato and Descartes are public domain, i.e., old. There are more modern translations, available from Hackett and probably from other publishers also.

In addition to the primary source texts above, the following essays also are part of the online study guide.

Who wrote this online study guide? Unless otherwise indicated, I, Sandra LaFave, wrote everything listed here. These materials are still being used in philosophy classes at West Valley College. So if you are in a philosophy class at West Valley College, it would be really dumb to plagiarize from these notes, right? If you are not a West Valley College student, remember that your philosophy teacher can find these pages as easily as you did.



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