Philosophy 1101.01

First Year Seminar: Philosophy as a Way of Life

Instructor: Rob Colter & Brad Rettler
Method: Traditional In Person
Meeting Times:
TR 11:00a - 12:15p

While today philosophy is an academic discipline like chemistry or art history, philosophy in the ancient world was, first and foremost, a way of living.  In this course, we will look at some traditions, including Eastern and Western, ancient and modern.  We won’t just talk about them – we’ll live them out.  We will try out some of their practices as a way of trying to get a feel for what it might be like to live as, say a Confucian, an Existentialist, or a Stoic.  The most important goal of the course is to try out the idea that living a reflective, intentional (philosophical) life is something to be pursued for its own sake.

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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ross Hall Rm. #223

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. #3392

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204



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