About PHIL 020 ZRA

Explores three major topics in philosophy using the tools of philosophical argument and analysis. Content, readings, and assignments vary by section and instructor.


CDE students only even after level restrictions are removed; Degree students enroll in PHIL 020 A

Section Description

This course provides an introduction to the methods and some of the issues of contemporary philosophy. No effort will be made to survey either the details of any particular school of thought, or the complete contemporary philosophical scene. Instead, you will read, think, and write about a series of issues of broad philosophical interest, including the existence of God, the freedom of the will, and the nature of persons.

Section Expectation

You are expected to attend all course meetings, complete all written coursework, and to participate actively in discussions. There will be two midterms and a final exam. From time to time there will also be out-of-class quizzes and homework assignments.


Course grades will be determined by summing using the following weights: quizzes, homework, participation, and attendance: 30% first midterm: 20% second midterm: 25% final: 25%

Course Dates



Aiken Center 110 (View Campus Map)


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