Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom. This introductory course will provide an introduction to metaphysics, centering on Thomas’s achievement in enunciating the real distinction. It will also give an overview of modern Western philosophical critiques of metaphysics, focusing on Descartes, Kant, and Nietzsche. We will also examine Pope St. John Paul II’s contribution to the relation of faith and reason. An important goal of the course will be to equip students to research and write academic papers. Note: This course is a hybrid course of classroom meetings and online sessions. For more information, please contact the Institute.