PHIL 0151

Intro Phil: Mortal Question

Introduction to Philosophy: Mortal Questions
This course is an issue-based introduction to core philosophical questions such as the following: What is the nature of reality, and can we ever know it? What is the relation between mind and body, and could computers ever think? What is the nature of the self? Do humans have free will? Is there such a thing as an objective right and wrong? Can we say God exists in the face of all the evil in the world? Readings will be drawn from both traditional philosophers (e.g., Descartes, Hume, Locke, Russell) and contemporary reflections on the issues (e.g., Nagel, Searle, Williams). Cannot be taken by students with credit for PHIL 0150. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
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Fall 2017

PHIL0151A-F17 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0151X-F17 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Y-F17 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Z-F17 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2016

PHIL0151A-F16 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0151X-F16 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Y-F16 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Z-F16 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2014

PHIL0151A-F14 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0151Y-F14 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Z-F14 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2013

PHIL0151A-F13 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0151Y-F13 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Z-F13 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2012

PHIL0151A-F12 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0151Y-F12 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Z-F12 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2011

PHIL0151A-F11 Lecture (Spackman)

Fall 2010

PHIL0151A-F10 Lecture (Besser)
PHIL0151X-F10 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0151Y-F10 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0151Z-F10 Discussion (Besser)

Fall 2009

PHIL0151A-F09 Lecture (Besser)
PHIL0151X-F09 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0151Y-F09 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0151Z-F09 Discussion (Besser)

Fall 2008

PHIL0151A-F08 Lecture (Besser)
PHIL0151X-F08 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0151Y-F08 Discussion (Besser)
PHIL0151Z-F08 Discussion (Besser)

Fall 2007

PHIL0151A-F07 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0151X-F07 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Y-F07 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Z-F07 Discussion (Spackman)

Fall 2006

PHIL0151A-F06 Lecture (Spackman)
PHIL0151X-F06 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Y-F06 Discussion (Spackman)
PHIL0151Z-F06 Discussion (Spackman)