Fall 2013 Philosophical Questions
Philosophy, as PHIL-111
Formerly listed as: PHIL-11
Section 01 | (Guest Accessible with password) Section 02 (Login required) Faculty
Karin E. Boxer (Section 02)
Daniel A. Koltonski (Section 01) Nishiten Shah (Section 03) Description
This is an introduction to philosophy that explores a range of issues pertaining to religious conviction, knowledge, mind, freedom, ethics, and value. This exploration will take place through critical engagement, via reflection, writing, and conversation, with written work – some classical, some contemporary – in the philosophical tradition.
Each section limited to 25 students. Fall semester: Professor Shah and Visiting Professors Boxer and Koltonski. Spring semester: Professor George and Professor Emeritus Kearns.
If Overenrolled: Allow everyone to register. Preference to first years and to those who attend first class. Cost: 100.00 ? Course times and locations PHIL 111 - L/D Section 01 Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM OCTA 200 Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM OCTA 200 Section 02 Tu 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM CHAP 203 Th 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM CHAP 203 Section 03 M 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM WEBS 217 W 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM WEBS 217 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
1 978-0-19-981299-8 Introduction to Philosophy, 6th Edition - June 2012 Oxford University Press John Perry, Michael Bratman and John Martin Fischer, editors Required Text Amherst Books TBD
2 978-0-87220-402-7 Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Hackett Publishers David Hume, edited by Richard H. Popkin 2nd edition, 1998 - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
2 978-0-87220-460-7 Dialogue on Good, Evil, and the Existence of God Hackett Publishers John Perry 1999 Edition - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
2 978-0-87220-736-3 Republic, Plato - Translated from the New Standard Greek Text Hackett Publishers Plato with Intro by C.D.C. Reeve 2004 Edition, - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
2 978-0-87220-798-1 Meditations, Objections and Replies by Rene Descartes Hackett Publishers Rene Descartes 2006 Edition - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
3 0140445366 Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Penquin Press David Hume Required Text Amherst Books TBD
3 978-0-674036383 The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering Harvard University Press (Belknap Press) Michael Sandel 2007 Edition - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
3 978-0-872201927 Meditations Hackett Publishers Rene Descartes 2006 Edition - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
3 978-0-915144532 A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality Hackett Publishers John Perry 1978 Edition - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
3 978-1107604711 Mortal Questions Cambridge University Press Thomas Nagel 1979 Edition - Required Text Amherst Books TBD
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