PHL100Y1Y (L0201) Introduction to Philosophy
Fall: NF003 Winter: PB B150 (Mondays) and MC102 (Wednesdays)
Tutorials: See below
This course will introduce you to philosophy. Its main purpose is to acquaint you with the kind
3.01) Sartre and Kant agree that (moral) choices are intrinsically universal, and that we are
bound to regard ourselves as transcendentally free agents when making choices. Yet Kant thinks
that the morally binding quality of such moral choices comes from
Garrett Hardin in Morality in Practice. 3rd ed. (with "Addendum 1989," pp. 87-88.)
Can anyone watch children starve on television without wanting to help? Naturally
sympathetic, a normal human being thinks that he can imagine what it is like to be starvin
In Accordance with
Self Seeking Aim? Moral Worth?
In Accordance Self Seeking
Philosophy 100 - Epistemology &
Monday, January 11th, 2016
Epistemology is the question of what we know and how we can
know, how we define knowledge.
Philosophy of religion - is there or isn't there a god? Can we prove it?
Why does it matter?
Term Test Study Sheet
The term test will feature a quote identification section, a short answer section, and a short essay section.
It will be two hours long. No aids will be allowed.
This section is worth 20 points out of 100.
1. Hobbes argues that the state results from a covenant or contract. Who are the parties to that
covenant, and what are the terms to which the parties thereby consent? That covenant gives
specific powers to a Sovereign. What are these powers? Unde
Guide for Writing Critical Summaries
Prepared by Ronald de Sousa
A summary is essentially a tool to help you in the task of careful and critical reading. Once acquired, the
habit of critical analysis will serve you in everything you read. You should make
PHL 100Y1 L0101 SYLLABUS 2016-2017
PHL100Y1 L0101 Introduction to Philosophy
Bader Theatre, TR12
Ronald de Sousa JHB (170 St George Street, #526) http:/www.chass.utoronto.ca/~sousa
Lecturer's Office Hours (FALL): T 4-6pm in Vic, NF328; R 10-11:30am i
Writing a Philosophical Essay
Prepared by Ronald de Sousa
In your essay, you should strive to achieve three GENERAL GOALS
a) To formulate a clear statement of the problems and issues involved, giving the reader a sense
of their interest and philosophical
PHL100Y LEC0101 FALL SEMESTER 2015
The Mid Term Exam will consist in a choice of five topics for mini-essays, All exam questions will be
drawn from the list below. One question will be drawn from each of the five sections below. You will
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Aquinas and Taylor - The Cosmological Argument
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Italian Catholic Priest
The Church's best philosopher
Two a posteriori atheist arguments
1. The Problem of Evil
2. We don't need God