Philosophy | Introduction to Philosophy
P100 | 3342 | Guldman

Topic: Human Nature

What are human beings really like and why are they the way they are?  What
ultimately do they want and what can they reasonably expect?  This course
will pursue these and other questions concerning human nature and human
motives.  We will investigate, via the writings of various thinkers, fear,
vanity, heorism, power, and self-esteem as fundamental human urges.  The
meanings of anxiety, death, sadism and masochism, and sociability will
also be discussed.

Grades will depend on class discussion, group presentations, and four
papers of varying lengths.