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Instructor: Mike Bertrand. This course meets MTWRF 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. in HM 351.

The focus of this class will be on attempts made by philosophers, scientists, and theologians to understand what it means to be a human being. The class will be divided into two parts. In the first, we will explore accounts of what kind of creatures we are. The second part of the class will concern how we should live. In this section, we will explore what makes life good and meaningful. This is an introductory philosophy course and so does not presuppose any familiarity with academic philosophy. It does, however, require an open and critical mind.