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Апрель

Philosophy

2016/2017
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Philosophical questions are meaningful questions that do not have empirical or formal answers. The course seeks to grasp as well as answer a number of central questions in philosophy such as: - What makes moral judgments true? - What rights and liberties should people have? - Do people have a free will? - Is it possible to provide a correct definition of art? - How might a meaningful life be possible in a purely physical world?
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • use the tools of logic and reason to analyze the ways in which humans experience the world
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to describe and distinguish key philosophical concepts in the main subfields of philosophy, including concepts such as free will, mind, knowledge, good, etc.
  • be able to read and comprehend philosophical texts, both classical and contemporary
  • be able to discuss core philosophical problems, such as whether there is a god, what does it mean to be conscious, are we free to make choices, what is justice, etc.
  • be able to explain and defend a position on basic philosophical problems
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Practical philosophy
  • Theoretical philosophy
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Test
    After the first four classes, there is a closed book, closed notes mid- term written test
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.5 * Exam + 0.3 * In-class Participation + 0.2 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Pritchard, D. (2016). What Is This Thing Called Philosophy? London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1222339

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kowalski, D. (2012). Moral Theory at the Movies : An Introduction to Ethics. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=463728
  • Teays, W. (2012). Seeing the Light : Exploring Ethics Through Movies. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=510067