This course is an introduction to philosophy through four major themes: The nature of the universe, the existence of gods, thought itself, and the mind/body problem. Throughout, we will appeal to reason and evidence in forming our best beliefs. Our discussions will range over historical and contemporary works in the Western Tradition.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation; four (5-6 page) essays
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: first-years and sophomores; there is no need to email the professor in advance to indicate interest in the course
Department Notes: meets 100-level PHIL major requirement
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;