Course Details

  • Online | Asynchronous 
  • 2 weeks | December 27, 2023 – January 10, 2024
  • 3 credits | $1,716
  • Last day to register: December 20, 2023
  • Cornerstone requirement satisfied by the course: Philosophy

Course Overview

In this course, we will examine some perennial issues in philosophy, including the nature of the self, knowledge, friendship and love, tragedy, and freedom and justice.

This course fulfills the Philosophy general education requirement.

Course Advantages

In an age fraught with deception and misinformation, students need tactics and strategies in order to separate truth from falsity. This course encourages its participants to act as skeptics — not cynics, necessarily — by requiring evidence and proof before believing or accepting claims. Students are urged to identify the most-likely-to-occur opportunities for deception in their major fields and draw from the tenets of classical rhetoric, logic and the scientific method in order to develop safeguards.  

Additional Information

This course will not require students to purchase books/materials.  

Faculty will contact all students after the Wednesday, December 20, registration deadline.

About the Instructor

George A. Scala

Adjunct Professor of Writing
George Scala is excited to be working with you this semester. He has been here at Stonehill since fall 2015, and also teaches at Suffolk University and Massasoit Community College. His reading interests include current topics in science, horology, magic, skepticism, American Literature and art history. In the summer, he enjoys growing potatoes in his backyard. He loves shoes, too, and hopes to become a cobbler someday.

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