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Brian Lars Enden
PHIL 200
Seattle Campus

Topics in Philosophy

A study of philosophical topics at the introductory level. The content of the course is entirely at the discretion of the instructor.

Class description

"Philosophy of Possibility and Necessity." In this course we will examine several of the most important philosophical theories of possibility and necessity from several different perspectives. We will study and critically evaluate many of the answers that have been offered for questions such as: What do claims about possibility and necessity mean? What is a possible world? How can we know anything about possibilities that never occur? Can we ever know that something is necessary or impossible, and if so, how?

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Phil 115 or Phil 120 recommended.

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Brian Lars Enden
Date: 07/02/2009