PHIL 297 - Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Section: 002
Term: WN 2010
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.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Honors students or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will think carefully about some of the central problems of philosophy. Texts will be drawn from classical as well as contemporary sources. We will examine questions like:

  • can we be free in a determined world?
  • What is the relationship between our brains and our minds?
  • Was the universe created?
  • Can we know anything with certainty?
  • When can we believe things that we do not know with certainty?
  • Are moral truths all 'relative'?
  • What are our obligations, if any, towards each other and towards other creatures?

Students will be expected to turn in short assignments every week, to write two short papers, and to take a midterm as well as a final. The paper assignments will involve peer review.

PHIL 297 - Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
5LSA Hnrs
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
20LSA Hnrs
MW 9:30AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 9780195390360
Introduction to philosophy : classical and contemporary readings, Author: edited by John Perry, Michael Bratman, John Martin Fischer., Publisher: Oxford University Press 5th ed. 2010
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