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phil-155 syllabus - Phil 155g: Modern Philosophy and the...

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Phil 155g: Modern Philosophy and the Meaning of Life Location: SGM 101 | Time: 12:00-1:15 MW | Professor: Dr. David Manley Office Hours: 10:00-11:30 MW in STO 99 | Email: Texts: 1. Course Reader (CR) 2. Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich 3. Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning 4. Robert Solomon, ed. Existentialism (EX) 5. Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis (HH) Description : This course is an introduction to philosophical treatments of the problem of the meaning or purpose of human life. Texts are taken primarily from the Western philosophical tradition, with special attention to modern philosophy, including Existentialism. Quizzes and Exam: There will be 5-10 unannounced quizzes on the readings for the day. The quizzes will count for 25% of your grade . If you are absent or late, your grade for that quiz will be zero. No exceptions. However, because there are sometimes legitimate reasons for students to miss class, everyone can replace their two lowest quiz grades (even grades of zero) with the grade they receive for one optional make-up assignment. The final counts for 45% of your grade. Assignments: You will be required to write 4 papers of 600 words each. Together they will count for 30% of your grade. Due dates for online submission (by 5pm): Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 8, May 2 You must submit each assignment to by uploading it using their website.
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