Anatomy of a Philosophical Essay (PHI2145.01)

Karen Gover

This course will provide an in-depth look at a single model philosophy essay over seven course meetings, in order to gain a deeper understanding of its form, content, context, aims, and purpose.  Students will thereby obtain a deeper understanding of the academic research paper in general as a form in which scholars present, publish, and test their ideas.  Possible essays used as models include Frankfurt’s “On Bullshit,” Nagel’s “What is it Like to be a Bat?,”  Kant’s “On Enlightenment,” among others.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm (February 25, 29 and March 3, 7, 10, 14.)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, Karen Gover, One Credit, Philosophy, Three Week.