Spring 2021

Philosophical Questions

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-111

Formerly listed as: PHIL-11


Lauren J. Leydon-Hardy (Section 01)
Nishiten Shah (Section 02)


This is an introduction to philosophy that explores a range of issues pertaining to religious conviction, knowledge, mind, freedom, ethics, and value. This exploration will take place through critical engagement, via reflection, writing, and conversation, with written work – some classical, some contemporary – in the philosophical tradition.

Each section in the fall limited to 18 students. In the Fall 6 seats will be reserved for first-year students. Fall semester: Professor Hasan (both sections). Spring semester, limited to 18 students (both sections): Professor Shah and Leydon-Hardy.

If Overenrolled: Allow everyone to register. Preference to first years and to those who attend first class.


Attention to Writing, Online Only


2021-22: Offered in Fall 2021, Spring 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021