PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (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.
Primary Instructor:

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:

Course requirements include careful weekly reading, active and prepared engagement in lecture and discussion sections, and completion of several short written assignments.

Schedule

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25350
Open
1
 
8
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
25351
Closed
0
 
8
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
25352
Closed
0
 
5
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25353
Closed
0
2Y1 or Y2
5
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
25354
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
25355
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
26586
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
26587
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
26588
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
26589
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
-
TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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