Introduction to Philosophy

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 .001 .002 .008: Introduction to Philosophy

Fall 2022
.002: MW 2:00-3:15, CI-109
Don Berkich
 
.008: TR 9:30-10:45, OCNR-145
 
 
.001: TR 2:00 - 3:15, CI-112
 

Schedule

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..

M 8/22, T 8/23 Introductory Remarks  
W 8/24, R 8/25 The Wisest Man of Athens  
M 8/29, T 8/30 An Unanswerable Accusation  
W 8/31, R 9/1 Logic and Language  
M 9/5 Labor Day Holiday  
T 9/6, W 9/7 Truth Tropic Language I: Validity by Truth Table  
R 9/8, M 9/12 Truth Tropic Language II: Validity by Analytic Tableaux  
T 9/13, W 9/14 Truth Tropic Language III: Testing Validity  
R 9/15, M 9/19 Examination I  
T 9/20, W 9/21 Truth Tropic Language IV: Testing Translations  
R 9/22, M 9/26 Truth Tropic Language V: Extracting Arguments  
T 9/27, W 9/28 Truth Tropic Language VI: Philosophical Arguments  
R 9/29, M 10/3 Truth Phobic Language I  
T 10/4, W 10/5 Truth Phobic Language II  
R 10/6, M 10/10 Why is there Something, and not Nothing?  
T 10/11, W 10/12 Does God Exist?  
R 10/13, M 10/17 Examination II  
T 10/18, W 10/19 Does God not Exist?  
R 10/20, M 10/24 Is Intelligent Design Scientific?  
T 10/25, W 10/26 Can We be Good Without God?  
R 10/27, M 10/31 Why be Good?  
T 11/1, W 11/2 Can We be Morally Responsible?  
R 11/3, M 11/7 What are We?  
T 11/8, W 11/9 Is Artificial Intelligence Possible?  
R 11/10, M 11/14 Examination III  
T 11/15, W 11/16 What is it Like to See the Red Apple?  
R 11/17, M 11/21 What am I?  
T 11/22, M 11/28 What Does it Matter When I Die?  
T 11/29, W 11/30 What's next?  
R 12/1 Exam IV Discussion  
T 12/6 Section .001 Exam IV 1:45-4:15
W 12/7 Section .002 Exam IV 1:45-4:15
R 12/8 Section .008 Exam IV 8:00-10:30