PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Winter 2018, 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, 232, or 297.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Philosophy has concerned itself with some of the most fundamental questions about human existence. In this course we will learn about both the proposed answers to these questions, and at how people have thought about answering them.

Some of the questions we will consider include:
  • What is the relationship between God, or gods, and morality?
  • Why should we obey laws?
  • Are minds part of the physical world?
  • Is belief in God a good bet?
  • What is the relationship between being good and doing good?
  • How and why is the past a guide to the future?

The course will provide an excellent foundation for any future philosophy course you might take. But it should also provide you with skills in close reading, critical reasoning and argumentative writing. These are useful when doing theoretical work in whatever field of study, or work, you go into.

Schedule

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
32350
Open
6
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
32353
Open
3
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
32354
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
32355
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
32356
Open
1
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
33813
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
33814
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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