Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2017Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 61010004 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 哲学A
Subject Name
(Katakana)
テツガクA
Subject Name in
English
PhilosophyA
Instructor MIYAZONO KENGO
Instructor
(Katakana)
ミヤゾノ ケンゴ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri1-4:IAS K110
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 23 : Philosophy
Eligible Students  
Keywords Knowledge, Mind-Body Problem, God, Free Will, Death  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Related Programs 
Class Status within
General Education
/Integrated
Courses
 
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This is an introductory philosophy course in which the main problems of philosophy are introduced and the central methods in philosophical inquiries are explained. Varieties of topics (in particular, from epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion) will be discussed. 
Class Schedule 1 Introduction
2 Knowledge
3 Reasoning
4 Mind & Brain
5 Existence of God
6 Free Will
7 Death
8 Conclusion 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
There is no required textbook for this course. Suggested readings include;

   T. Nagel, 1987, What Does It All Mean? Oxford University Press.
   B. Russell, 1912, The Problems of Philosophy, online available at [http://www.ditext.com/russell/russell.html].
   R. Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, online available at [http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/authors/descartes]. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Handouts 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Lecture handouts and PowerPoint slides will be downloadable from the lecture website.  
Requirements  
Grading Method Grading will be based on short essays (50%) and classroom contributions (50%). 
Message Anyone with questions or comments is welcome to visit me during my office hours. 
Other   
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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