Feb 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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PHI 005 A-Z - Insights

Semester Hours: 1

Introductions to key aspects of a philosophical topic, such as happiness, friendship, personal identity, space and time, individualism, free will and determinism, chance, or other topics.

Current Special Topics

PHI 005F: Insights: Friendship

Friendship is a crucial part of a good human life. But many puzzles arise: can it be one-sided, or does it have to be mutual? can it be shallow? Do friends have to be similar or can they be very different from one another? What is the value of friendship in the larger context of things we value (e.g., ambition, morality)? No prior experience in philosophy required.

PHI 005L: Insights: Love

What does it mean to love?  What does it mean to be loved?  How might love be relevant to doing philosophy (“love of wisdom”)?!  This course seeks to understand these questions as well as provide some insights into the nature of love.  No prior experience in philosophy required. 
No credit for this course if you have already taken PHI 080.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
No prior familiarity with philosophy is necessary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.

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