Introduction to Philosophy: Main Problems (PHIL 101.001)

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Instructor: Ram Neta. This class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. in Chapman 211, with recitations on Fridays.

What kind of life is a good life for a human being to lead? Is it important to be knowledgeable, or free, or to enjoy relations of equality with other human beings? If it is important, then why is this so? What is knowledge? What is freedom? What is equality? This course will address these questions and other similar questions. We will read and discuss some writings of Tolstoy, Plato, Descartes, Berkeley, Rousseau, and others.

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