Ann Michelle Baker
Examination of such topics as freedom of the will, the nature of persons and personal identity, the existence of God, time, necessary truth, and universals. The emphases vary from year to year.
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. Honors. For Philosophy Honors students only. Add code required. For add code email firstname.lastname@example.org. *TEXTS: Xeroxed readings.
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