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PHIL 1703 Inquiring about Humans and Nature (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines the roots of the western philosophical distinction between humans and nature. Our human experience as rational individuals capable of abstract thought has set us apart from the rest of nature. But humans have found that we are not wholly outside of nature. We have an intimate and interdependent relationship with the rest of creation, a bond that we have stretched through art and technology and been drawn back into by desire and physical necessity. We must ask, then: What does it mean to be human? How do we define nature? What responsibilities do humans have to nature?

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Holly Vandewall

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Enduring Questions
For Freshmen Only

Last Updated: 19-Apr-16