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Summary of PHL 102 Philosophy and Fiction (Foundations, Humanities)

3/26/2020 to 5/7/2020 Thursdays, beginning at 6 p.m. Dr John C. Morgan jmorgan@albright.edu Cell: (610)413-9479

Course Summary: Using the philosophical theme or metaphor of a journey or pilgrimage, we will explore how this unfolds in literary works and in your own life. Each week you will read a book or see a video and come to class prepared to discuss it. You will also be completing thought experiments or exercises that will help you examine your own book of life. Socrates supposedly was told that the greatest rule of life was to “know thyself.” This rule will govern our time together. Class time is modeled after the early schools of philosophy in which students engaged in dialog and learned from one another.

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