PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
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.

Description

What kind of advice would you give a time-traveler? How do you reassure a friend who is worried about whether she has free will? (And in the meantime, should you blame her for not returning your favorite coat?) Is it possible to help someone make a rational choice about something that would change their life completely? If I want the best for my friends, should I really want them to be moral saints?

In this course, we’ll engage with a range of philosophical problems and puzzles by tackling questions submitted to a (fictional) philosophical advice column. As we try to figure out how to help our friendly neighborhood time-traveler, you’ll also master a number of core philosophical skills. Among them: the ability to carefully read and discuss philosophical texts, and the ability write clearly and concisely about complex (and sometimes kooky) cases. Along the way, you’ll get to explore some of the main subfields of philosophy, and will get a sense of what to expect from future courses.

Course Requirements:

Papers will be due through course Canvas site. Exams will be untimed & available on course Canvas site. Students will be expected to participate weekly in the course, but we will work to make reasonable accommodations for students who are occasionally unable to participate synchronously.

Intended Audience:

This class will be entirely online.

Class Format:

Lecture will be taught synchronously with accommodation for students unable to participate.

Schedule

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
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007 (DIS)
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
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009 (DIS)
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29551
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
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29552
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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