FREEDOM, MIND & KNOWLEDGE
In this course, the student is introduced to philosophy through a series
of shorter philosophical excerpts from a variety of authors and periods.
The focus will be on three issues: whether humans genuinely exercise
free choice, how to understand the relation between body and mind, and
what constitutes human knowledge. The goal throughout is to develop
skills of critical analysis and self-expression, while coming to
understand some of our culture's most influential thinkers. Students
may register for no more than 6 hours at the 1000-level.