PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
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 will provide an introduction to some fundamental philosophical problems. We will look at three topics:

  1. Questions about human well-being, i.e., about what makes for a good human life.
  2. Questions about fiction, including questions about the limits of imagination, and about how we can talk about people that don't exist.
  3. Questions about human minds, in particular, about how much of our mental life can be explained solely in terms of the beliefs and desires that we have.

The course also seeks to develop, through written work and intensive discussion, skills in critical reasoning and argumentative writing that should be of use in a wide variety of disciplines and professions.

Course Requirements:

There will be two question sets and two required papers.

PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
24532
Open
28
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
24533
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
24534
Closed
0
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
24551
Open
4
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
26470
Open
5
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
26471
Open
18
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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