PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Section: 001 Property and Pwnership
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Course Note:
This course is designed to provide first-year students with an intensive introduction to philosophy in a seminar format. The content varies, depending on the instructor.
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What may morally be owned — stuff, ideas, animals, even people? What may morally own something — a person, a group of people jointly, merely past or merely future people, even things besides people? What rights should owners have — to use up, defend, bequeath, or even destroy their property? What should limit ownership rights — more important rights or outcomes, emergencies, zoning restrictions, eminent domain? What duties should nonowners have — against theft, against copying, even to help (pay for) enforcement? Where do all these rights and duties come from? How should unowned things become owned, or vice versa? What should happen to stolen property (and to thieves), stolen property transferred to innocents, or property with unknown owners? Is taxation theft? Or is property itself theft, so we're all being pwned?

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

1st year students only

Class Format:

3 hrs of seminar (lecture with discussion) each week

PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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