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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21


PHIL 31.07 The Social World

Our world is rife with social entities such as money, states, clubs, and corporations. But what are these things? They seem as real as trees or mountains, yet at least some seem to be constructed by our beliefs and practices in ways that other physical things are not. This course explores questions about what social objects and social groups are, how they differ from natural objects, and how we can acquire knowledge of them.

Prerequisite

One Philosophy course, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV

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