PHIL 234 - Introduction to Philosophy: Types of Philosophy
Winter 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 202, 231, 232, or 297.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course offers an introduction to philosophy, its questions and methods, through some of the greatest classics in the Western tradition, from antiquity through the Middles Ages to the early modern period. These works address the following central philosophical problems:

  • How should I lead my life? What kind of person should I be?
  • “Do the right thing.” But what is the right thing? What makes it right?
  • Why do good people suffer? Is there a divine plan? And could we act freely if there is?
  • Do we know there is an external world? Can we know anything, apart from our own minds? What is the nature of the mind or self?
  • Is there a God? What is the nature of God? Do we have any secure proof?
  • Ought we to believe there is a God? Is it rational?

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PHIL 234 - Introduction to Philosophy: Types of Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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