PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Winter 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

  • Do we have free will? What is the correct moral code?
  • Fifty years from now, when you have very different beliefs and desires, what is going to make you the same person that you are now?
  • How can you know that the external world exists?
  • Supposing it doesn’t exist, why should you care?

The aim of this course is for students to deeply engage with these questions and thereby come to love the practice of doing philosophy. This course will teach you how to do philosophy well---that is, how to read and write and talk and reason with an incisive and yet open mind. Another goal of this course is that you become familiar with a variety of central subfields of philosophy, including ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. As a result, this course will give you a sense of what to expect if you study philosophy in more focused higher-level courses.

Intended Audience:

No previous work in philosophy is required or assumed.

Schedule

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26465
Open
1
 
5
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
26466
Closed
0
 
5
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
27569
Closed
0
 
3
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
27570
Closed
0
2Y1 or Y2
3
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
27571
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
27572
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
27573
Open
0
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
27574
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
27575
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
27576
Closed
0
3Y1 or Y2
2
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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