PHIL 399 - Seminar on Living Philosopher
Planned Offering: Winter.
Prerequisite: Restricted to philosophy majors or minors with at least junior standing. Philosophy has a long and distinguished history. It is also an amazingly lively and active area of current research. In this seminar, students engage in an in-depth examination of the work of a major contemporary philosopher, including relevant material from other authors. Toward the end of the term, that philosopher will visit campus for a few days to meet with students in class and give a lecture open to the university at large. Students will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with, and critique the ideas of, someone at the forefront of the field. This course may be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Winter 2013 topic:
We look at the work of the moral philosopher Shelly Kagan from Yale University. His books include The Limits of Morality (1989), Normative Ethics (1998), and Death (2011). Prof. Kagan will come to campus in March.
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