PHIL 101.001 – Introduction to Philosophy: Main Problems

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Instructor: Ram Neta. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in CW 213.

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.