PHIL Lecture 1 - Objectives What the course aims and...

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Objectives What the course aims and policies are Something about what philosophy is What the main areas of philosophy are What the main methods of philosophy are What is Philosophy? -Looking for explanations for phenomenon -Philosophy is an activity: a certain way of thinking about certain sorts of questions Nagel: The best way to find out what philosophy is: do some Distinctive feature: use of rigorous argument Questions raised by Nagel: How can we know there is a world beyond our minds? How can we know there are other minds? What is the relation between mind and brain? How is language possible? What is the meaning of life? What is the basis of morality? Do we have free will? What is the nature of death? Types of Questions: -Philosophy asks 3 types of questions: Value Theory: What is the basis of morality? What sorts of actions are right, wrong? What makes something good, or valuable?
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Dee during the Summer '11 term at The University of British Columbia.

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PHIL Lecture 1 - Objectives What the course aims and...

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