Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PHL 3180 - A Meaningful Life

Credits: 4
The course explores the question concerning how to create a meaningful life. It examines the literature composed by “existentialist” authors such as Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Unamuno, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Ellison. These thinkers continue to exercise powerful influences on informed discussions of contemporary ethical issues and moral problems, for example, social justice and injustice, punishment and responsibility, gender relations, imperialism and racism, the origin and evolution of human values, and the roles of reason and religion in ethics. Classes encourage students to engage in rigorous but respectful discussion and to apply ethical reasoning in their moral decisions and actions.
Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000   or PHL 1100  or PHL 1200  
Fulfills: E in LS Core