PHIL 005. First-Year Seminar: Human Nature

Who are we? Who are we becoming? Who could we become? Are we masters of the universe, coparticipants in a larger whole, or instigators of an out-of-control path to destruction? We will read classic conceptions of human nature drawn from philosophers like Plato, Descartes, Rousseau, Kant, and Nietzsche, as well as contemporary theorists, to consider the implications high-tech living and advances in scientific research might hold for how we reconceive ourselves and our future.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Fall 2018. Lorraine.
Fall 2019. Lorraine.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy  
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