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PHIL 101 003 (Lecture)

Introduction to Philosophy

Basic problems and methods of philosophy. Topics such as the nature and scope of human knowledge, the existence of God, and the relationship between mind and body. Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 100 or PHIL 101.

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 02, 2019 to Apr 04, 2019)

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 14, 2019


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 14, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 08, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu15:3017:00BuchananA103
Instructor: MARGOLIS, ERIC


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:45
Currently Registered:80
General Seats Remaining:45
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  Please note: PHIL 101 and PHIL 102 are independent introductory courses and do not need to be taken in sequential order. Philosophy challenges us with questions that are directed to our most basic intellectual assumptions and forces us to think hard about ourselves and our position in the world. With its focus on arguments, philosophy also brings clarity and rigour to matters that may otherwise seem inherently obscure and perplexing. Different instructors teach PHIL 101 in different ways. The approach I take doesnt emphasize historical analysis and wont touch on the many philosophical systems that are associated with the great philosophers of the past. Instead, the course will focus on a small number of philosophical problems and some important ways of thinking about them. Your job is to adopt a critical stance to the readings and to the lectures, and to develop your own views based on the arguments we w&~ ork through. Topics include: Does God exist? Do people have souls? Is there free will? Are there objective moral facts?

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