Introduction: The philosophical enterprise and science-fiction.
Chapter One: Epistemology and metaphysics. What can be known and what is it that is known? Minds, bodies, and their combinations; the Mind/Body Problem. Special excursus on memes.
Chapter Two: Religion. God, proofs for and against. The problem of evil.
Chapter Three: Existentialism. The nature of man and his place in the world; the Human Predicament.
Chapter Four: Freedom and determinism. Persons or biological robots.
Chapter Five: Social and political philosophy. The nature of social and political organizations. Marriage and democracy. Capitalism and communism.
Chapter Six: Ethics. What is the right action to do? Studies in problems of abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, premarital sex, socialized medicine(case study in medical ethics) and famine relief.
Chapter Seven: The meaning of life.
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