PHIL 202 - Introduction to Philosophy
Winter 2015, Section 004
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 231, 232, 234, or 297.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Waitlist Notes:
philosophy.staff@umich.edu
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course will have two aims. The first aim is to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. Here we will look at some philosophical attempts to answer questions about what to believe and how to act. We’ll ask about the relationship between faith and rationality and about the relationship between the sensory information that our brains process and the external world. We’ll ask what’s required to hold someone morally responsible and how physical determinism and automaticity impact responsibility. We’ll think about ways to overcome some of the apparent deficits in our reasoning. For most topics we will look at both historical and contemporary treatments. The second aim is to help you begin to think and write philosophically. We will learn how to develop some of the skills that are necessary for reading critically, constructing good philosophical arguments, and writing clear papers.

Course Requirements:

No prior philosophy experience is required for this course.

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Schedule

PHIL 202 - Introduction to Philosophy
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001 (REC)
 In Person
11966
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (REC)
 In Person
30753
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4Y1 or Y2
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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11967
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (REC)
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30754
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3Y1 or Y2
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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