Philosophy

 

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  • Unknown author (2018-09)
    Your senior year at Haverford is, among other things, a time for you to integrate the work you have done in philosophy. Senior work involves several components: (1) the Roland Altherr Memorial Symposium, (2) writing and ...
  • Benjamin Berger (2018-09)
    In this course, we will conduct a close study of the thought of Henri Bergson and Martin Heidegger. Although Bergson and Heidegger belong to two very different philosophical traditions, they agree about a number of key ...
  • Joel Yurdin (2018-09)
    A close reading of Plato’s Meno, Phaedo, Republic, Symposium, and Theaetetus, with a focus on issues in philosophical psychology, metaphysics, and the theory of knowledge. Emphasis is on a philosophical understanding of ...
  • Benjamin Berger (2018-09)
    What is a human being? And how do humans acquire knowledge about themselves and their world? These deceptively simple questions are foundational for philosophical inquiry. In this course, we will discuss various answers ...
  • Joel Yurdin (2018-09)
    Happiness is something that we all want, but what exactly is it? (1) Clearly pleasure plays an important part in a happy life. Is the happy life nothing other than a life of pleasure? If not, what else is involved, and ...
  • Benjamin Berger (2018-09)
    This course explores the philosophy of art in the post-Kantian European tradition. We will begin with a close study of Kantian and Hegelian aesthetics, focusing on the connection between art, morality, and freedom, as well ...

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