Philosophy of Human Nature

This course is an introduction to the most important philosophical problems related to human nature. The course is centered around three main topics: (1) What is to be a human being, and how body and soul are related; (2) What is knowledge, and whether we can know anything; (3) The problem of religious belief. We consider various basic philosophical approaches to these questions, together with the context in which they arose.

2012 Fall syllabus
2013 Spring syllabus
2013 Fall syllabus
2014 Spring syllabus


(N.B.: these are old and not updated.)