PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Fall 2016, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 202, 231, 234, or 297.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Do we have free will? What is the correct moral code? Fifty years from now, when you have very different beliefs and desires, what is going to make you the same person that you are now? How can you know that the external world exists? Even if it didn’t exist, why should you care?

The main goal of this class is that you deeply engage with these questions and thereby come to love the practice of doing philosophy. In particular, you will learn how to do philosophy well — how to read and write and talk and reason with an incisive and yet open mind — and you will enjoy engaging with these questions not just because they are themselves rich and intriguing, but because you appreciate your own developing skill in thinking about them.

All course readings will be posted on CTools.

Course Requirements:

The course requirements include careful weekly reading, presence and participation in lecture and section, two midterm papers, and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

No previous work in philosophy is required or assumed.

Class Format:

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Schedule

PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11839
Open
6
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11842
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
17492
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11840
Open
6
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11841
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM

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