Syllabus for Philosophy 101 (fall 07)

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Syllabus for Philosophy 101-001 (Introduction to Philosophy) Fall Semester, 2007 Lecture Times: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Lecture Hall: Hamilton Hall 100 Professor: Ram Neta Email: ramneta@yahoo.com Office: Caldwell 214A Office Hours: M, W 9:30 – 10:45 AM, and by appointment Office Phone: 919-962-3316 If you are taking this course for credit, then you must be registered for a recitation section. Weekly attendance at recitation sections is mandatory. Your recitation section will be led by one of the following four Teaching Assistants: Ben Bagley Office: Caldwell 107a Phone number: (919) 962-3329 Email: bbagley@email.unc.edu Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 Ben Bramble Office: Caldwell 107a Phone Number: (919) 962-3329 Email: bramble@unc.edu Office Hours: Friday 1:00 – 3:00 Matthew Priselac Office: Caldwell 107e Phone Number: (919) 962-3329 Email: priselac@email.unc.edu Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 Elanor Taylor Office: Caldwell 210b Phone Number: (919) 962-3329 Email: ejtaylor@email.unc.edu Office Hours: Thursday 10:00 – 12:00
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Course Description: What kind of life is a good life for a human being to lead? Is it important to be rational, or knowledgeable, or courageous, or free? If it is important, then why is this so? What is rationality? What is knowledge? What is freedom? This course will address these questions and other similar questions. We will read and discuss some writings of Tolstoy, Plato, Descartes, Berkeley, Rousseau, and Russell. Textbooks: Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich Plato, The Trial and Death of Socrates Plato, Meno Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality First Philosophy , edited by Andrew Bailey
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