PHIL 401
Senior Seminar: Philosophy of Freedom Fall 2022
Division II

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In this course we will examine the concept of freedom from three points of view. First, we will trace the emergence and development of the concept of freedom in various historical traditions. Second, we will engage in some current philosophical debates concerning the concept of freedom in metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. Finally, we will consider how the concept of freedom is applied in contemporary social contexts, such as speech, religion, voting, and sexuality and gender.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 25
Expected: 8-10
Class#: 1304
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Weekly short response papers; Class presentation; Final paper.
Prerequisites: Limited to senior philosophy majors.
Enrollment Preferences: The seminar is required of all senior philosophy majors, and limited to them.
Distributions: Division II

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