PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 202, 231, 234, or 297.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is open to students from all units in the University. No previous work in philosophy is assumed. First-term undergraduates are welcome. The course will provide an introduction to some fundamental philosophical problems drawn from a variety of branches of philosophy. A selection from the following topics will be discussed:

  1. determinism, free will, and moral responsibility;
  2. arguments for and against the existence of God;
  3. personal identity;
  4. the ethics of belief;
  5. egoism, altruism, and the nature of moral obligation; and
  6. applied ethics.

The course also seeks to develop, through written work and intensive discussion, skills in critical reasoning, analytical thinking and argumentative writing.

The course has two hours of lecture and two hours of discussion section each week. There will be two required papers and one in-section writing exercise. The sole required text is Reason and Responsibility, by Joel Feinberg and Russ Shafer Landau (13th edition). It will be available toward the end of the summer vacation at Shaman Drum.

The website for the class is available on the Professor’s webpage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~iproops/

PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
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