Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
From one perspective, philosophy is an abstruse, useless pursuit - an intellectual game. From another perspective, philosophy treats the most central human problems in the most general terms - and so, the most useful pursuit of all. In this course, we will look at how philosophy can help us think better about issues like death, work, the good life, the existence of god, and the nature of science.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Class attendance and discussion, keeping up with all readings, one or more short reading-response papers and a final paper.