PHL 126: Persons and Values
Section 01, Winter 2016
Steven W. Patterson, Ph.D.
Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies Dept.,
Chair, Division of Letters
Office Phone: 313-927-1539
Departmental Phone: 313-927-1556
Office: 346 Madame Cadillac Hall
Office Hours: by appointment only
General Education Area
Religious and Philosophical Traditions
This course is an introduction to philosophy by way of a critical examination of some classic problems that shape human experience, which may include issues concerning the nature of reality, human knowledge, the nature of the self, the nature of justice, and the nature of the good.
There are no texts required for purchase in this class. All readings will be made available either online through the course plan or via the library’s resources. Consult the course plan for more information.
Please note: While no books are required for purchase, it is strongly recommended that you obtain or secure access to a collegiate level dictionary and thesaurus (I recommend the handy combination of both in the Oxford Pocket Dictionary and Thesaurus, American Edition, ISBN 0-19-513097-9), and a style manual for written English such as the classic Elements of Style by Strunk and White (Fourth Edition, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN 0-205-30902) Regular access to and use of such references will be assumed.