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PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy

Basic problems and methods of Philosophy. Topics such as the existence of God, the nature and scope of human knowledge, the relationship between mind and body, personal identity, free will, issues and problems in moral philosophy. Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 100 and either or both PHIL 101 or PHIL 102.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 6


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 100 001Lecture1 Mon Wed11:0012:00

Note: This course has mandatory discussion sections. Students must also register in one of the following sections: L01, L02, L03, L04, or L05.

Course Description: What are the important things in life? What do you owe to others, and what do you owe yourself? What's the best way for us to organize ourselves socially? Who are you, anyway? What is knowledge, and is it possible to know anything? Is there even a world out there? Most people sometimes contemplate such questions as these; but this course will equip you with some tools to begin to answer them in a reasonable and disciplined manner, giving you some appreciation of how they've been addressed across time and across cultures. We'll read some classics, such as Plato and Descartes, and also plenty of cutting-edge philosophy. Lectures are complemented by small group discussions where you'll have an opportunity to hone your presentation skills. A series of short writing assign and ~

ments will prepare you up to write a final paper (or you can take a final exam instead, if that works better for you).

Lecture2 Mon Wed11:0012:00

Note: This course has mandatory discussion sections. Students must also register in one of the following sections: L01, L02, L03, L04, or L05.

Course Description: What are the important things in life? What do you owe to others, and what do you owe yourself? What's the best way for us to organize ourselves socially? Who are you, anyway? What is knowledge, and is it possible to know anything? Is there even a world out there? Most people sometimes contemplate such questions as these; but this course will equip you with some tools to begin to answer them in a reasonable and disciplined manner, giving you some appreciation of how they've been addressed across time and across cultures. We'll read some classics, such as Plato and Descartes, and also plenty of cutting-edge philosophy. Lectures are complemented by small group discussions where you'll have an opportunity to hone your presentation skills. A series of short writing assign and ~

ments will prepare you up to write a final paper (or you can take a final exam instead, if that works better for you).

PHIL 100 L01Discussion1-2 Fri14:0015:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 100 001.

PHIL 100 L02Discussion1-2 Fri12:0013:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 100 001.

PHIL 100 L03Discussion1-2 Fri10:0011:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 100 001. The section will be held in BUCH D324.

FullPHIL 100 L04Discussion1-2 Fri11:0012:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 100 001. The section will be held in BUCH D324.

FullPHIL 100 L05Discussion1-2 Fri11:0012:00

This discussion section is for students registered in PHIL 100 001.