Spring 2022 Courses

PHIL 101: Logic 
Joel Martinez TTH 9:40am-11:10am

Analyses of arguments with an emphasis on formal analysis. Propositional and predicate calculus, deductive techniques, and translation into symbolic notation.

Prerequisites: None. 

PHIL 102: Introduction to Philosophy
Philip Barron MW 3:00pm-4:30pm

Introduction to problems and fields of philosophy through the study of major philosophers’ works and other philosophical texts. Specific content varies with instructor.

Prerequisites: None. 

PHIL 103: Ethics
Colin Patrick MWF 11:30am-12:30pm

Fundamental issues in moral philosophy and their application to contemporary life.

Prerequisites: None 

PHIL 201: Philosophy of Religion
J. M. Fritzman MWF 9:10am-10:10am

Issues in classical and contemporary philosophical examinations of religion such as arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, religious faith, the problem of evil.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL 215: Philosophy and the Environment
Jay Odenbaugh TTH 9:40am-11:10am 

Investigation of philosophical questions about our relationship to the environment. Topics include the value of individual organisms, species, ecosystems; the concepts of wildness and wilderness; aesthetics of natural environments; and the relationship between ecological science and environmental policy.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL 217: Computer Ethics
Colin Patrick TTH 9:40am-11:10am 

Introduces students to philosophy through a specific theme or topic. Students investigate how philosophy is represented and enacted in a specific area as well as by participating in its enactment. Possible topics include philosophy and existentialism, philosophy and Latin America, philosophy and literature, philosophy and race, gender, class.

Prerequisites: None. 

PHIL 303: 19th Century Philosophy
J. M. Fritzman MWF 1:50pm-2:50pm

German Idealism: Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, as well as the reactions of philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Marx and Nietzsche.

Prerequisites: Any 100 or 200 level philosophy course or consent of instructor.

PHIL 313: Philosophy of Mind
Jay Odenbaugh TTH 1:50pm-3:20pm

The mind-body problem, mental causation, consciousness, intentionality, the content of experience, internalism and externalism about content, perception.

Prerequisites: PHIL 101. PHIL 250. PHIL 102 or one course in the history of philosophy sequence (PHIL 301 through PHIL 307) recommended.

Restrictions: Sophomore standing required 

PHIL 314: Ethical Theory
Joel Martinez TTH 11:30am-1:00pm 

The main systematic approaches to issues in moral philosophy. Meta-ethics: meaning of moral terms, relativism, subjectivism, ethics and science, social contract theory. Normative ethics: deontological duties, utilitarianism, virtue and character, egoism, rights, natural law, justice, blameworthiness, excuses.

Prerequisites: PHIL 102 or PHIL 103. PHIL 250.

Restrictions: Sophomore standing required