This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2021-2022
PHIL 13195-6: Honors Philosophy Seminar
Instructor: Sara Bernstein
This seminar is restricted to students in the Glynn Family Honors Program. This course will introduce students to the central puzzles and questions of philosophy, including: what is space? What is time? Is time travel possible? How is the mind related to the brain? How do we know what we know, and how do we know that we know anything at all? What sorts of things exist? What are our moral and ethical responsibilities? Do you have free will? What counts as art and music as opposed to lines and noise? In addition to learning about some central questions in philosophy, the goal of this course will be to learn how to do philosophy, rather than merely study it. Students will leave the course with new powerful tools of analysis and argumentation, and be able to apply these new tools to anything they choose to study and do.