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Spring 2020 Courses

PHIL 101: Logic 
Colin Patrick MWF 9:10am-10:10am
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
Phillip 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
Joel Martinez TTH 1:50pm-3:20pm

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

Prerequisites: None 

PHIL 203: Philosophy of Art and Beauty 
J.M Fritzman MWF 10:20am-11:20am

Theorizing about art. Puzzles in art that suggest the need to theorize; traditional discussions of art in Plato and Aristotle and critiques of them (Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Collingwood); critical perspectives on these discussions (Danto). Specific discussions of individual arts: literature, drama, film, music, dance, the plastic arts.

Prerequisites: None

PHIL 207: Indian Philosophy
J.M. Fritzman MWF 9:10am-10:10am 

Survey of India’s classical philosophies as well as introductions to the Vedas, the Upanishads, Carvaka, Jainism, Buddhism, and recent Indian philosophers.

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, Nietzsche.

Prerequisites: Any 100- or 200-level philosophy course.

Restrictions: Sophomore standing required. 

PHIL 313: Philosophy of Mind
Rebecca Copenhaver TTH 9:40am-11:10am

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 451: Philosophy Study - Socrates 
Nicholas Smith M 6:00pm-9:00pm

Advanced study of movements and philosophers discussed in 300-level history of philosophy courses. May be repeated with change of topic.

Prerequisites: PHIL 101. PHIL 250. One 300-level philosophy course or
consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Sophomore standing required 

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