PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Winter 2015, Section 002 - The Talking Dead
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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Grave Question: What would Socrates be doing and saying if he were alive today, intending to press his worldview in light of what has been learned since?

For each seance I'll channel a zombie from an important era or movement in Western philosophy:

  • Socrates (don't guess — think!)
  • Aristotle (don't overthink — look!)
  • Descartes (think about God — He'll help you look!)
  • Leibniz (no need to look — think!)
  • Hume (no use looking or thinking — doubt!)
  • Kant (think about looking at thoughts!)
  • Hegel (think about Number One!)
  • Nietzsche (don't overthink — act!)
  • Heidegger (don't overact — flow!)
  • Wittgenstein (don't think, look at talking!)
  • Rand (look after Number One!)

To survive the course you'll need to argue me out of my trances, before I feast on your brains.

Grave Answer: Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin, screaming "Let me out"!

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Intended Audience:

1st year students only

Class Format:

seminar style: lecture with lots of discussion


PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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