PHIL 112.001 – Making Sense of Ourselves

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Instructor: Matt Hernandez. This course meets MWF 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. in CW 105.

This course will serve as an introduction to philosophy while trying to overcome one of its greatest challenges: “know thyself”. Throughout the course, students will critically engage with a variety of contemporary philosopher’s thoughts on questions such as, “What is the self?”; “How does society influence our lives?”; “What is it to be oppressed?”; “Do we have free will?”; “What is it to be virtuous?”; and “What is the meaning of life?” Students will engage with these questions via class discussions, online forum posts, and writing exercises, which are aimed at developing student’s ability to critically think, analyze, and argue.