PHIL 116
Perception and Reality Fall 2021
Division II Writing Skills

Class Details

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: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1595
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation; four (5-6 page) essays
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Strong preference given to first-years and sophomores; there is no need to email the professor in advance to indicate a special interest in the course.
Unit Notes: meets 100-level PHIL major requirement
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
WS Notes: Students will craft 4 six page essays, each with extensive comments on structure and composition with an eye toward developing their skills in philosophical writing.

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