PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Section: 002 Dennett's Bright Ideas
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Philosophy concentrators only.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Help celebrate the 70th birthday (this term) of the most fun philosophical writer on the planet. Devour cake, ice cream, and many of Daniel Dennett’s titles, such as:

  • Are dreams experiences?
  • Why you can’t make a computer that feels pain
  • Consciousness explained
  • A party game called Psychoanalysis
  • Are we freer than we want to be?
  • Why everyone is a novelist
  • Using humor to reverse engineer the mind
  • How words do things with us
  • Chomsky contra Darwin
  • Could there be a science of memetics?
  • Friedrich Nietzsche’s Just So Stories
  • The Moral First Aid Manual
  • Religion as a natural phenomenon
  • Why America has become a nation of religious know-nothings.
This may also be your only chance to see a famous philosopher in a sci-fi movie in his underwear.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

Upper-level Philosophy concentrators

Class Format:

2 hrs of seminar per week

PHIL 402 - Undergraduate Seminar in Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
20542
Open
6
9PHIL Ugrd
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Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
24389
Open
6
6PHIL Ugrd
-
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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