Engaging

Knowledge, Belief, & Rationality

School: 
College of Arts & Sciences
CLAS Course: 
Philosophy
Course #: 
PHIL 1510
Section: 
6
Instructor: 
Peter Tan
Credits: 
3
Days of the Week: 
MTWRF

Discussion groups devoted to some philosophical writing or topic. Information on the specific topic can be obtained from the philosophy department at course enrollment time. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/philosophy/.  We value freedom. But what is freedom exactly? In this course, we will tackle some fundamental questions about the nature of free will in order to have a better understanding of it. The philosophical questions that we will explore include the following: (1) Is free will compatible with determinism? (2) What is it to have free control over one’s actions? (3) When and how is it ethically justified to restrict someone’s free will? (Feel free to contact the lecturer Derek Lam for more information: sl9jk@virginia.edu)

Session: 
Session III
Course Dates: 
July 10 to August 4
Course Times: 
10:30 am to 12:45 pm