PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Winter 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 202, 231, 234, or 297.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course will provide an introduction to some fundamental philosophical problems drawn from a variety of branches of philosophy. The course also seeks to develop, through written work and intensive discussion, skills in critical reasoning and argumentative writing.

Topics will be selected from among the following:

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

Course Requirements:

There will be two required papers and a midterm and cumulative final examination.

Intended Audience:

This course is open to students from all areas of the University. No previous work in philosophy is assumed. First-year undergraduates are welcome.

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PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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