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

Hon/Find a Place for Humanity

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54740
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?
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
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
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am HS 108