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Ann Michelle Baker
PHIL 401
Seattle Campus

Advanced Topics in Philosophy

A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.

Class description

In this course, we will study two closely related topics: free will and moral responsibility. It is very hard to do justice to either topic without understanding the other. We will start with readings focusing on the free will debate, and by the time we move on to the readings focusing on moral responsibility, it will become clear that one of the most important questions in this area is whether moral responsibility requires free will (in any of its different conceptions). There will be several short writing assignments, as well as a term paper required. This is a "capstone course" restricted to philosophy honors students. Meets I&S requirement. For Philosophy Honors students only. Add code required. For add code email philadv@u.washington.edu.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No freshmen.

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 Annette R. Bernier
Date: 10/22/2010