PHI 1004: The Examined Life (2019-2020)

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Ever since Socrates declared that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” philosophers and other thinkers have debated what it means to live a well-examined life. This course discusses what it means to think critically and what it is to be human and pursue the good life. In addition, ethical questions pertaining to justice, holiness, social contract, and the nature of virtue will be explored. In considering these and other questions, the course brings those from Greek and other Western traditions into conversation with Islamic, feminist and African American intellectuals who have challenged the prevailing definitions of humanity, justice, and the good life.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 3935 5 Patrick McDonald
Tu,Th
Final: Th
9:00AM-11:00 AM
8:00AM-10:00 AM
09/30-12/06
12/12-12/12
Demaray Hall 353
Demaray Hall 353
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Attributes: WK Humanities
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit, Pass/No Credit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term