How can we be free? Is freedom merely the absence of constraint, or does it require its own rules and principles? How does individual freedom connect to our ideas of political self-determination and history? This course examines Kant's ethical theory and places it within the broader context of his views on politics, religion, and the philosophy of history.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kant's CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON, GROUNDWORK OF THE METAPHYSICS OF MORALS, RELIGION WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF MERE REASON, and selected writings on history and politics.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 5-7pp papers; class participation and weekly comments on the reading assignments
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Previous course in philosophy is required.
|Instructor(s): Guenova,Ludmila Ludmilova Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: WYL114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 6||FR: 0|