PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Fall 2017, 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.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Phil 232 will provide an introduction to foundational topics drawn from many branches of philosophy. Through written work and discussion, the course also seeks to help students develop and improve their skills in critical reasoning and argumentative writing.

Topics will be selected from among the following:

  • determinism, free will, and moral responsibility;
  • arguments for and against the existence of God;
  • skepticism about knowledge of the material world;
  • the nature of personal identity;
  • the relationship between mind and body;
  • egoism, altruism, and the nature of moral obligation; and
  • the ethics of belief and nature of faith.

Course Requirements:

There will be two required papers and a midterm and cumulative final examination.

Intended Audience:

This course is open to students from all areas of the University. No previous work in philosophy is assumed. First-year undergraduates are welcome.

Class Format:

2 hrs lecture & 2 hrs discussion/week

Schedule

PHIL 232 - Problems of Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11787
Open
4
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11790
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
17328
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11788
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11789
Open
2
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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