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PHIL 1150 - Theories of Human Nature


Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introductory survey on theories of human nature, covering a wide range of positions on what makes us human. The theories addressed in this course include positions coming from various religions (e.g., Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism), classic philosophical systems (e.g. Plato, Aristotle, Marx, Sartre), and leading scientific frameworks (e.g., Darwinian Evolution). Each theory represents a complete system of thought, incorporating views on the universe and how we fit into it, a diagnosis of the problems facing humanity, and a sense for how we should best live our lives. Emphasis will also be placed on students developing the analytical and argumentative tools requires for properly assessing theories of human nature. Elective Course.



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