PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Fall 2013, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

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:

Description

This course will provide an introduction to some fundamental philosophical problems drawn from a variety of branches of philosophy — metaphysics, philosophy of religion, the theory of knowledge, and ethics.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • determinism, free will, and moral responsibility
  • arguments for and against the existence of God
  • skepticism about knowledge of the material world
  • egoism, altruism, and the nature of moral obligation
  • the ethics of belief and the nature of faith.

In addition to grappling with these issues, the course seeks to develop, through written work and intensive discussion, skills in critical thinking and argumentative writing that should be of use in a wide variety of disciplines and professions.

Course Requirements:

There will be two required papers and two in-class hour exams. There will be no final examination.

Intended Audience:

The course is open to students from all areas of the University. No previous work or background in philosophy is assumed. First term undergraduates are welcome.

Class Format:

The course has two hours of lecture and two hours of discussion section each week.

Schedule

PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
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12181
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
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18526
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Tu 1:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
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22331
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
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22332
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
12182
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
12183
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5
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
12184
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
12185
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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