PHIL 202 - Introduction to Philosophy
Section: 004
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 231, 232, 234, or 297.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will center around readings drawn from three texts: Plato's Republic, Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, and Marx's Manifesto of the Communist Party. These works will provide us with the opportunity to investigate several central philosophical questions:

  • what are our moral obligations to one another?
  • Are there kinds of lives that are to be preferred to other kinds?
  • What sorts of political and economic arrangements promote human flourishing? Are our actions causally determined?
  • What are the conditions under which we are responsible for what we do?
  • What is it to be rational, both individually and communally?

Readings from the core texts will be supplemented with relevant secondary literature.

Course Requirements:

Students will be required to write two papers, give a class presentation, and take a final exam.

PHIL 202 - Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
12201
Open
2
 
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
P
12202
Closed
0
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
P
12203
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (REC)
P
12204
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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