University of Notre Dame

Philosophy University Seminar: What Is a Philosophical Problem?

PHIL 13185: Philosophy University Seminar: What Is a Philosophical Problem?
Instructor: Lynn Joy

What is a philosophical problem? How are philosophical problems related to what we study in the social sciences, the natural sciences, and religion? This introduction to Philosophy focuses on classic strategies for conducting philosophical inquiry, including those of Aristotle, Descartes, Mill, and several 21st-century thinkers. Readings will cover the history of philosophy as well as recent writings in ethics and the neurosciences.

Requirements: This University Seminar satisfies the 100-level Philosophy requirement. Class participation and regular attendance are important to success in the course. Classes will consist of both lecture and discussion. Written work includes four medium-length papers.