PHIL 440C (H01) - Honors/The Copernican Lens: Finding a Place for Humanity

Hon/Find a Place for Humanity

Durham   Liberal Arts > Philosophy
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56481
How do humans fit into the cosmos? Once, we thought we were central players; most human societies believed they played a starring role, second only to the gods. Developments in the sciences have led modern humanity to a far more modest view: our existence is full of contingency and without cosmic significance. Humanity's self-conception is now recognized to be deeply culturally conditioned: is an objective view of humanity's place even possible?
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, World Cultures(Discovery), Honors course
Instructors: Willem deVries

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am HS 201