Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Welcome to the Philosophy Gym, where we exercise our minds, no question or puzzle is off-limits, discussions are open, and we discover the importance of entertaining a proposition without believing it.

PHIL 1301.006: Introduction to Philosophy

Fall 2019
Don Berkich
TR 2:00 - 3:15, CI-109


Please note that this schedule is tentative and authoritative: Changes may be made, but they would be made here. Thus this page supersedes any page with which it conflicts..

Tuesday, 8/27 Introductory Remarks  
Thursday, 8/29 The Wisest Man of Athens  
Tuesday, 9/03 Basic Logic Concepts  
Thursday, 9/05 Truth Tropic Language I  
Tuesday, 9/10 Truth Tropic Language II  
Thursday, 9/12 Truth Tropic Language III  
Tuesday, 9/17 Examination I  
Thursday, 9/19 Truth Phobic Language I  
Tuesday, 9/24 Truth Phobic Language II  
Thursday, 9/26 Interlude: Puzzles and Paradoxes  
Tuesday, 10/01 Why is there Something, and not Nothing?  
Thursday, 10/03 Does God Exist?  
Tuesday, 10/08 Examination II  
Thursday, 10/10 Is Intelligent Design Scientific?  
Tuesday, 10/15 Can We be Good Without God?  
Thursday, 10/17 Why Be Good?  
Tuesday, 10/22 Can We Be Morally Responsible?  
Thursday, 10/24 Examination III  
Tuesday, 10/29 What is it Like to See the Color Red?  
Thursday, 10/31 Is Artificial Intelligence Possible?  
Tuesday, 11/05 Ex Machina I  
Thursday, 11/07 Ex Machina II  
Tuesday, 11/12 What Am I?  
Thursday, 11/14 Examination IV  
Tuesday, 11/19 Will the Sun Rise Tomorrow?  
Thursday, 11/21 Rise of the Robots: Loving, Living, and Working?  
Tuesday, 11/26 What Shall We Do?  
Thursday, 11/28 Thanksgiving Holiday  
Tuesday, 12/03 Course Review  
Thursday, 12/05 Reading Day  
Monday, 12/09 Office Hours 10:00-1:00  
Tuesday, 12/10 Office Hours 10:00-1:00; Examination V 1:45-4:15  
Wednesday, 12/11 Office Hours 10:00-1:00