Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Agency
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PHIL 001A. Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Agency


What shall I do? What are the demands of morality? What is their basis (if there is one)? What is freedom of the will and do we enjoy it?  What can we know? What is knowledge? Are we just material beings or do we possess an immaterial (and, perhaps immortal) soul? What is consciousness and what is it like to be a bat? These are and have always been fundamental philosophical questions. We will deal with them by reading and discussing classical as well as contemporary philosophical texts.
Humanities.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Spring 2018. Baumann.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/philosophy


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