PHIL 152 - Philosophy of Human Nature
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Students are strongly advised not to take more than two Philosophy Introductions.
Other Course Info:
Students are strongly advised not to take more than two Philosophy Introductions.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course we will look at human nature from a philosophical point of view. We will focus on features that characterize human nature when it is flourishing, especially happiness and rationality. We will also consider some natural tendencies that hinder our pursuit of these goals. For source material we will cast our nets wide, looking to philosophers from various schools of thought and from various time periods. We will also take into account contemporary empirical research, especially recent work in the field of positive psychology.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

No experience with Philosophy is assumed.

Class Format:

3 hours of lecture with discussion per week

PHIL 152 - Philosophy of Human Nature
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001 (LEC)
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0465028020
The happiness hypothesis : finding modern truth in ancient wisdom, Author: Haidt, Jonathan., Publisher: Basic Books 2006
ISBN: 0061353248
Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions, Author: Dan Ariely., Publisher: Harper Perennial 1st Harper 2010
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