Philosophy

  • Jack Copeland, Philosophy
    Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland, School of Humanities and Creative Arts: 2015 Winner of the Covey Award by the International Association for Computing and Philosophy; Co-Director of the UC Turing Archive for the History of Computing; author of Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Code-Breaking Computers.

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Overview

Are killer drones immoral? What about genetic engineering? Should rich countries give substantially more in overseas aid? Are there objective moral truths? Does God exist? Could we survive death as computer uploads? What is consciousness? Can machines think? What is the difference between science and myth? Why do we enjoy art? Is time travel possible? These are a few of the questions that are studied in UC Philosophy classes.

Philosophy teaches you how to think about such questions rationally, carefully, and clearly. These skills are of real value in the workplace, and also when dealing with more theoretical aspects of other disciplines, including professional subjects such as Law, Nursing, and even Engineering.

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Department of Philosophy

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Location Level 6, Karl Popper building - see campus maps

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