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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 1100 - Narratives of the Self

Credits: 4
What is the “Self”?  Should we be individualists or consider ourselves first and foremost members of communities?  How is the self affected by its social surroundings and political contexts?  Is there a meaning or purpose to life that is individual to each of us?…  Both philosophy and literature present opportunities to consider questions such these and many others about the nature of the self and its relationship to the community around it.  This course explores different ways of thinking about selfhood by comparing different philosophical conceptions of the self and analyzing how various works of literature confirm, challenge, or complicate those theories. Fulfills the LS Core requirement in Philosophy.
Fulfills: LS Core Requirement in PHL