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Course Description

From the days of ancient India through modern European and American times, philosophers have developed ideas about what it is that makes humans distinct from other animals. This course will sample widely from their ideas. We’ll read and discuss Buddhist texts, and the thought of Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Karl Marx, and several existentialists. It’s a wonderful way to experience the range of human thinking about this fascinating topic. • Facilitated discussion.

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Section Title
Philosophies of Human Nature
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
M
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Feb 15, 2021 to Apr 19, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Please note: Each week we'll read about 15 pages from the writings of a single philosopher in preparation for discussion. There is no reading assignment for the first meeting. The instructor will send a syllabus to students before the first session.

Required reading: Joel J. Kupperman, editor, Human Nature (9781603847452)