PHIL 1595 A Philosopher's Guide to the Galaxy: Philosophy & Science Fiction
Is time travel possible? Are we stuck inside a computer simulation? Should we try to live forever? In this course we will grapple with philosophical questions of metaphysics, epistemology,and ethics alongside works of science fiction by authors such as N. K. Jemisin, Robert Heinlein, and Ursula Le Guin. Readings and assignments will tie abstract philosophical theories to the real world, creating opportunities for both abstract philosophical debate and practical questions about the ethics of technology.
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Summer 2023: Online course
|Section ID:||PHIL 1595 101-SEM|
|Class dates:||June 20-July 28, 2023|
|Final exam/project due:||Tuesday August 01, 6 PM - 8:30 PM / Online (see Final exams)|
|Time / room:||MTWR 1 PM - 2:15 PM / Online|
|Mode of instruction:||Online (async+sync)|
|Instructor:||Faller, A. (avf22)|
|Notes:||Lecture videos will be posted on Canvas for students to watch on Fridays or over the weekend.|
|To enroll:||Enrollment for this class is closed.
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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.