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What can we know? Does God exist? Do I have free will? How should I act? Does life have meaning? This course offers an introduction to the main areas of philosophy through discussion of some of the most interesting questions in each field.
No previous knowledge required.
Combination of lectures and discussion.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Essential reading will be provided on a weekly basis, however, students would do well to avail themselves of a basic introductory text. The following are highly recommended:
Blackburn, S. 1999. Think. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
Nagel, T. 1987. What does it all mean? Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
Warburton, N., 2004. Philosophy: the Basics, 4th ed., London: Routledge.
Warburton, N., ed., 2005. Philosophy: Basic Readings, 2nd ed., London: Routledge.
James Mooney’s (course tutor) website: www.filmandphilosophy.com and twitter account: @film_philosophy
Handouts will be provided on a weekly basis.
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