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Philosophy

Spring 2018 Courses

PHIL 101: Logic 
Colin Patrick TTH 9:40am - 11:10am
Joel Martinez MWF 10:20am - 11:20am

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
Colin Patrick TTH 1:50pm - 3:20pm

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 MWF 1:50pm - 2:50pm

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 207: Indian Philosophy
J.M. Fritzman MWF 10:20am - 11:20am 

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 217: Emotion, Evolution & Express
Jay Odenbaugh 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, Nietzsche.

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

Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.

PHIL 313: Philosophy of Mind
Dr. 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 315:  Philosophy of Science
Jay Odenbaugh TTH 1:50pm - 3:20pm

Issues concerning scientific knowledge and its epistemological and ontological implications from the perspective of history and practice of the natural sciences, such as explanation, testing, observation and theory, scientific change and progress, scientific realism, instrumentalism.

Prerequisites: PHIL 101 and 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: Plato’s Republic
Dr. Nicholas D. 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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