PHIL 301 A: Intermediate Topics In Philosophy

Are We Rational?

Meeting Time: 
TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
SAV 131
SLN: 
18756
Instructor:
Dustyn Addington
Dustyn Addington

Additional Details:

Topic: Are We Rational? This class considers a mixture of philosophical and psychological literature that tries to answer the question: are we rational? Historically, philosophers and scientists have considered humans to be defined by their rationality. However, in the last few decades, threats to that conception have emerged, especially in the fields of epistemology and psychology. In trying to answer the question that gives this class its title, we will engage in analysis of theories of rationality, threats to rationality, and strategies to make humans more rational.

TEXT: Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman.

Catalog Description: 
Philosophical topics at the intermediate level. Content varies each quarter, depending on instructor.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:07pm