PHIL 301 A: Intermediate Topics in Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
MWF 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Location: 
THO 101
SLN: 
23315
Joint Sections: 
C LIT 357 A, GERMAN 385 A
Instructor: 
Ellwood Wiggins

Syllabus Description:

Sympathy for the Devil: The Rhetoric of Compassion

Is compassion the foundation of human morality or a dangerously unreliable emotion? This course explores how different media foster empathy for commonly held enemies or discriminated groups. The syllabus runs from Ancient Greece to depictions of Nazis and terrorists in modern film. Half of our readings are in moral philosophy, while the plays, stories, and films serve as an experimental field to evaluate the philosophers’ claims about compassion. This course engages in team-based learning.

Readings and discussions in English.

 

 

Catalog Description: 
Philosophical topics at the intermediate level. Content varies each quarter, depending on instructor.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:07pm