Brian Kobayashi, B.A., M.A.
Phone: (714) 484-7185
Office Hours: Please contact me by email.
Location: Humanities Building 238
About Professor Kobayashi
I did my undergraduate work at U.C. Berkeley in philosophy and my graduate work at CSULB also in philosophy.
I feel that education is not necessarily about training for a specific job, it is about opening new doors and finding new paths in life. In college you have the opportunity to explore many different fields of study with experts in the field to guide you. The more paths you explore, the more possibilities you will have in life and the richer your life will be.
PHIL 170 Logic and Critical Thinking
No matter what you decide to do with your life or how your educational goals may change, the skills you learn in this course will always serve you well.
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
This course introduces the student to a variety of philosophical issues in metaphysics, theory of knowledge, and ethics, as well as the methodology used by philosophers to address those issues. The origins of Western philosophy as well as its impact on Western civilization will be emphasized. The course explores and evaluates the concepts of reality, value, knowledge, reason, truth, language, definition, beauty, justice, human nature, personal identity, religion, meaning, and freedom.
Online Course Resources
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Philosophy Bites
Short podcasts of philosophers discussing various issues in philosophy.