PHIL 401 A: Advanced Topics in Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
Location: 
SAV 139
SLN: 
18381
Instructor:
Ian Schnee
Ian Schnee

Additional Details:

Why be rational? This course examines notions of rationality and irrationality that arise in many areas of philosophy, including epistemology, decision theory, ethics, cognitive science, and philosophy of religion. We study how these different notions of rationality and irrationality are related and aim to understand the sort of normative force, if any, that rationality has. Do norms of rationality give us reasons to believe or act in certain ways? Do norms of rationality derive from ourselves as agents or from the world, somehow? What is so bad, exactly, about being irrational?

TEXT: No Textbook Required – course materials will be available on Canvas.

Catalog Description: 
A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:18pm