PHIL 294 - Honors Core in Philosophy
Winter 2018, Section 001 - Reasoning About Reasoning
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Honors
Consent:
With permission of department.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

Everyone agrees that human beings have an amazing power to reason. This power enables us to challenge our own desires, goals, and habits of mind. It enables us to explain why things happen and to predict what will happen next. In this course, we will explore the relation between reason and faith, reason and morality, reason and science, reason and action, and more. Without the capacity to reason, it would never occur to us to reflect on ourselves, and so it would never occur to us to change how we think and live. In exploring the power and limits of reason, we will be engaging in this very process of self-reflection. Most of our guides will be philosophers. But we will also seek insight from other fields, as well as from short works of fiction and perhaps even a film or two.

Course Requirements:

Papers, short responses to the reading, short take-home quizzes, the option of a final exam

Intended Audience:

As an Honors Core course, this course is open only to first- and second-year students in the LSA Honors Program.

Class Format:

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Schedule

PHIL 294 - Honors Core in Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
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25893
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
25906
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
25907
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
29013
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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005 (DIS)
 In Person
29253
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This section will be opened when 002 & 003 are full.

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