Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020


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FWIS 196 001 (CRN: 23503)


Department: First-Year Writing Intensive
Instructor: Lee, Andrew Y.
Meeting: 9:25AM - 10:40AM TR (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Part of Term: First Year Writing
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 15
Enrollment data as of: 17-JUN-2024 5:05AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM F
Description: This course will examine philosophical topics relating consciousness and value. Some of the questions we will examine include: Why is pain is bad and pleasure good? Could there be value in a world without any conscious beings? Is consciousness itself valuable? Could non-conscious entities, such as plants or computer programs, have moral status? What makes death bad? Some of the philosophical concepts we will examine include concepts of phenomenal consciousness, intrinsic value vs. instrumental value, moral status, and well-being. The course will serve as an introduction to both the philosophy of mind and value theory. Readings will be centered on contemporary articles in analytic philosophy.