21L.022 Darwin and Design


Class Info

In The Origin of Species, Darwin provided a model for understanding the existence of objects and systems manifesting evidence of design without positing a designer, and of purpose and mechanism without intelligent agency. Texts deal with pre-Darwinian and later treatment of this topic within literature and speculative thought since the 18th century, with some attention to the modern study of feedback mechanism in artificial intelligence. Readings in Hume, Voltaire, Malthus, Darwin, Butler, Hardy, H. G. Wells, and Freud.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.022 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Kibel.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-135.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21L.022 was rated 3.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Undergraduate Communication Requirement: CI-H Subjects site or on the 21L.022 Stellar site.

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