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PHIL-185 Self and Reality
Fall for 2014-2015
Jeffrey, Gideon
This course serves as an introduction to some philosophical issues surrounding
two questions: (1) What are human beings? (2) What is the fundamental
nature of reality? We will read and discuss both classic texts from
the history of philosophy and some related contemporary readings in
order to tackle these questions, and in order to help students learn
to do philosophy themselves through seeing the
techniques and methods employed by other philosophers. Some of the specific
topics we will address include the relationship between our minds and
our bodies, whether the soul exists, whether we have free will, the
fundamental nature of
reality, and arguments for and against the existence of God.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: One of PHIL 010, 020, 098, or 099
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