PHIL 297 - Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Fall 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, 232, or 234.
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Honors students or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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If our actions are causally determined by past events, can we ever be morally responsible for what we do? Could an immaterial mind effect a material body? How could agreement with respect to facts about the world lead to agreement about what we ought to do? This course, like philosophy itself, will provide rigorous engagement with these and other classical philosophical questions. We will do so in a setting that is free and open to philosophical speculation, facilitates robust philosophical dialogue, familiarizes students with some of the conventions of academic philosophy (e.g., the principle of charity), and provides personalized instruction and feedback on best practices in good philosophical writing. We will read key primary texts, historical and contemporary, written by both canonical and non-traditional figures. It is hoped that students will thereby come to appreciate the vast, open, intellectual space that is the canvas of philosophical inquiry, become inspired to pursue philosophy more deeply in advanced coursework, and find support and room for the development of their own philosophical voices.


PHIL 297 - Honors Introduction to Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
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4LSA Hnrs
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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