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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 120 Existentialism

Existentialism is the group of theories suggesting that human existence precedes its essence. In other words, human life is the search for meaning, and only through life can people define what it is they value. Existentialism has been influential in the modern world, offering glimpses into the nature of human choice, individual accountability, the despair of living in a universe without God or order, the absurd, and the experience of mortality. Existentialism is a theory of value, action, and ethics. A foundation in philosophy is recommended.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
Offered Distance Learning: No
Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3