Understanding Reality

Analise some of our most fundamental assumptions about the nature of the world.

Our perceptions of ourselves and the world are often laden with unexamined assumptions, shaping our understanding. We commonly perceive a structured world with regular patterns, evident in our expectations such as not doubting your cell phone not to disappear when you blink. But is this structure an inherent aspect of the world, or a product of our inclination to impose order? Similarly, when pondering human agency and free will, can we only think about human agency involving a genuinely free will, independent of other factors? This course explores such questions, guiding students to articulate and scrutinize assumptions, evaluate their intuitive plausibility, and assess their implications in light of empirical investigation’s insights into the world.