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2024 Fall > UGRD > PHIL > PHIL 286

What is Freedom?

Course #: PHIL 286

Freedom is arguable the central value of modern Western societies. but what is freedom? This course tries to answer this question by approaching the concept of freedom from three distinct points of view, metaphysical, moral-psychological, and political. The course first takes up the questions of free will, of whether or not subjects are genuinely free to choose between different courses of action. The course then investigates the relationship between freedom and moral responsibility. Lastly, the course asks about the meaning of political freedom. Is political freedom secured by the having of certain fundamental rights, or does it also require that one live in a democratic society.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 9587 TuTh
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Miranda,Dana Francisco Wheatley W01-0042
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 35
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
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Course Attributes: Humanities