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Title: PHIL 318-01, Metaphysics of the Human Person, Spring 2007
Authors: O'Sullivan, Brendan
Keywords: Philosophy, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;Academic departments;Text;Academic departments;Text;2007 Spring
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2007
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: As its name indicates, this is a course about human persons. We will be concerned with one central aspect of personhood, namely, free will. In doing so, we will be addressing the following questions: 1. Are human beings free? Do human beings sometimes act freely? If so, what conditions need to be met in order for an agent to act freely? 2. Are there different kinds of freedom? If so, what are they? 3. Is human freedom compatible with physical determinism? Why or why not? 4. Is human freedom compatible with physical indeterminism? Why or why not? The specific goal of this course is to familiarize you with these issues and some of the ways that philosophers have addressed them. In addition, the course aims to improve your ability to read difficult material and to think critically, as well as write intelligently, about that material. I see the two goals as mutually supportive.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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