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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 286 - What is Freedom?

3 Credit(s) | Lecture |
Course can be counted for credit once

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.

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Distribution Area: Humanities