Fall 2023

Philosophical Questions

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-111


Nicholas Gooding (Section 02)
Lauren J. Leydon-Hardy (Section 01)


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.

Limited to 20 students. In the Fall 10 seats will be reserved for first-year students. Fall semester: Professors Leydon-Hardy and Gooding . Spring semester: Professor George 

How to handle overenrollment: Allow everyone to register. Preference to first years and to those who attend first class.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations , group work and class participation

PHIL 111 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM OCTA 200
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM OCTA 200

Section 02
Tu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM CONV 308
Th 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM CONV 308


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025