|100||Philosophical Methods||Lee||M 2-4||182 Dwinelle|
The readings and discussion for Phil 100 in Fall 2014 will center around different philosophical views and ideas about “the self”, and the closely related notion of “person”. Is there a “self” at the center of everyone’s conscious life, and if so what is it? What distinguishes one person from another person? What is it for a person to keep existing from one moment to the next? What is death? And why is death bad? What is the moral significance of distinctions between individual people and their lives? What makes a life valuable? Finally, how is the distinction between one person and another of importance in deciding what makes for a just political system?