PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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:

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.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
32350
Open
100
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
32353
Open
25
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
32354
Open
25
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
32355
Open
25
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
32356
Open
25
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
33813
Open
25
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
33814
Open
25
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Note:
Both books are available online through University of Michigan computers, and will be placed on reserve at the library. Kindle or E-book versions are also acceptable.
ISBN: 9780199661268
Knowledge A Very Short Introduction., Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr 2014
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0198745583
Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction, Author: Samir Okasha, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2016
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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