course will introduce students to some of the topics that
philosophers discuss and to some of the ways they go about discussing
Some questions we will explore include: Do we have a moral obligation
to donate to charity? When, in general, do we have moral obligations?
kinds of things are moral obligations anyway? Do we have a moral
obligation to refrain from
eating meat? Can skeptical arguments
successfully show that we are ignorant about various things? Do we and
our society produce and maintain ignorance in unjust ways? How strong
are the arguments for and against the existence of God? If the
arguments for the existence of God are not decisive, is it acceptable
to believe in God anyways?