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PHIL 491 002 (Web-Oriented Course)

Seminar for Majors in Philosophy

Selected problems in philosophy, with attention to methods of research. Check with the department for specific topics. Primarily for fourth-year Philosophy Major students, but also open to Philosophy Honours.

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

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 04, 2021 to Apr 08, 2021)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 15, 2021

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 05, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Wed14:0017:00BuchananB302
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-  PHIL491 satisfies the Arts research requirement and is restricted to fourth-year philosophy majors. Other students require permission of the instructor. 'For Love of the World': this phrase was used by a biographer of Hannah Arendt to capture the particular flavour of this iconic political philosopher, whose work engaged more than most with the issues of the day. As someone who had lived through the horrors of WW2 and experienced a world menaced by the Nazi and Bolshevik regimes, she was concerned throughout her life to confront the threat that modern industrialized society posed to the foundations of a moral society. Looking back to the origins of democracy in ancient Greek society and the notion of the public sphere, she wrote passionately about the roots of totalitarianism in colonialism, systemic racism, and the moral and political dangers inherent in the loneliness and alienation of mass society. Her notion of the 'banality of evil'&~ still generates controversy today.
-  Because of the nature of a philosophy seminar, it is important to this course that students be able to participate in synchronous interactions during scheduled class time. For most class meetings, I will post pre-recorded materials for part of the 3-hour block, which students can view asynchronously/ at their convenience ahead of time, reducing our synchronous meeting time to approximately 2 hours. For the first and the last two class meetings, we shall be interacting synchronously for scheduled class time.

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