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PHIL 375A Philosophy and Literature - PHILOSOPHY & LIT

Philosophical issues in works of literature or arising from theories of literary interpretation. Topics include issues relating to relativism, the nature of morality, free will, personal identity, the nature of the emotions.

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: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
BlockedPHIL 375A 001Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu16:0019:00

Please note: If registration for this course is blocked, students interested in taking the course will first need to register in the courses waitlist section (PHIL 375A-WL1). Students will be registered in open seats in PHIL 375A-001 in the order in which they join this waitlist. This waitlist will be manually updated on weekday mornings. If seats open up in the main course section on the weekend or after 12 PM Monday-Friday, waitlisted students will be registered on the next weekday morning. Please direct any questions you may have to Jillian, at: phil.ugradengagement@ubc.ca.

Course Description: PHIL 375 "Philosophy and Literature" addresses philosophical issues in works of literature or arising from theories of literary interpretation. Topics include issues relating to relativism, the nature of morality, free will, personal identity, the nature of the emotions. This course in particular will be about the question what the interpretation of texts and the methods associated with interpretation (hermeneutics) can teach us about more general philosophical questions such as metaphysics, scientific method, moral responsibility, and personal identity.

PHIL 375A WL1Waiting List1 Tue Thu16:0019:00

Please note: this is the waitlist for PHIL 375A-001. If this waitlist section shows as 'Unreleased,' enough seats opened up in the main course section to justify a temporary waitlist closure. Please self-register in the main course section in this case. If, however, registration is blocked on the main course section and seats are available in this waitlist section, the waitlist is open. Students will be registered in open seats in PHIL 375A-001 in the order in which they join this waitlist. This waitlist will be manually updated on weekday mornings. If seats open up in the main course section on the weekend or after 12 PM Monday-Friday, waitlisted students will be registered on the next weekday morning. Please direct any questions you may have to Jillian, at: phil.ugradengagement@ubc.ca.