PHIL 297 - Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Section: 003
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 202, 231, 232, or 234.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Honors students or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will familiarize students with the methods and some central problems of philosophy. With the exception of Descartes’ Meditations, the course will be topic-based. Among the topics we will discuss are: the nature and existence of God, the problem of evil, freedom, causation, identity over time, material objects, what is required for knowledge, the moral status of abortion and of eating meat, and our obligations to others. There are two required texts for the course: R. Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, Cambridge Univ. Press; D. Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Cambridge Univ. Press. All other readings will be available electronically.

PHIL 297 - Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
003 (LEC)
3LSA Hnrs
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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