Syllabus & course overview

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Syllabus

For an updated copy of the course syllabus click here.


Course Overview

This course explores a representative sample of philosophical topics, such as God’s existence, human freedom, the relationship between mind and body, and the nature of time.

In part 1, we will scrutinize arguments that philosophers have formulated to demonstrate the existence of God.

In part 2, we will ask whether human freedom and moral responsibility still have a role to play in a world governed by the laws of modern physics.

In part 3, we will explore what constitutes our identity as persons and the relationship between mind, consciousness and matter.

In part 4, we will investigate the nature of time and change, in particular, whether time and change are mere constructions of our minds.

A set of introductory slides is available here.

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