Introduction to Philosophy, Section 004

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 1301.004: Introduction to Philosophy

Fall 2020
Don Berkich
TR 2:00 - 3:15, RFEB-104


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..

Thursday, 8/20 Introductory Remarks  
Tuesday, 8/25 The Wisest Man of Athens  
Thursday, 8/27 Basic Logic Concepts  
Tuesday, 9/1 Truth Tropic Language I: Defining PC  
Thursday, 9/3 Truth Tropic Language II: Validity by Truth Table  
Monday, 9/7 Labor Day Holiday  
Tuesday, 9/8 Truth Tropic Language III: Validity by Analytic Tableaux  
Thursday, 9/10 Truth Tropic Language IV: Testing Translations  
Tuesday, 9/15 Truth Tropic Language V: Extracting Arguments Essay I Assigned
Thursday, 9/17 Truth Phobic Language I  
Tuesday, 9/22 Truth Phobic Language II Essay I Due
Thursday, 9/24 Why is there Something, and not Nothing?  
Tuesday, 9/29 Does God Exist? Essay II Assigned
Thursday, 10/1 Does God Not Exist?  
Tuesday, 10/6 Is Intelligent Design Scientific? Essay II Due
Thursday, 10/8 Can We be Good Without God?  
Tuesday, 10/13 Why Be Good? Essay III Assigned
Thursday, 10/15 Can We be Morally Responsible?  
Tuesday, 10/20 What are We? Essay III Due
Thursday, 10/22 What is it Like to See the Color Red?  
Tuesday, 10/27 Is Artificial Intelligence Possible?  
Thursday, 10/29 Ex Machina Discussion  
Tuesday, 11/3 Rise of the Robots: Loving, Living, and Working? Essay IV Assigned
Thursday, 11/5 What am I?  
Tuesday, 11/10 What Can We Know? Essay IV Due
Thursday, 11/12 What Will Happen Next?  
Tuesday, 11/17 Why Do We Die?  
Thursday, 11/19 What Shall We Do?  
Tuesday, 11/24 Concluding Remarks Essay V Assigned
Wednesday, 11/25 Reading Day  
Thursday, 11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday  
Monday, 11/30 Reading Day  
Tuesday, 12/1 Essay V Due 1:45-4:15