Course description

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.

Summer 2023: Online course

Section ID:PHIL 1595 101-SEM
Session:Summer 6-week
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 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (async+sync)
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Faller, A. (avf22)
Max. enroll:20
Notes:Lecture videos will be posted on Canvas for students to watch on Fridays or over the weekend.

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer Courses.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses