Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PHIL 101-01 Intro to Philosophy
Instructor: James Haile
Course Description:
An introduction to Western philosophy through an examination of problems arising in primary sources. How major philosophers in the tradition have treated such questions as the scope of human reason, the assumptions of scientific method, the nature of moral action, or the connections between faith and reason.
0900:TR   EASTC 405
PHIL 101-02 Intro to Philosophy
Instructor: Jeffrey-Joseph Engelhardt
Course Description:
An introduction to Western philosophy through an examination of problems arising in primary sources. How major philosophers in the tradition have treated such questions as the scope of human reason, the assumptions of scientific method, the nature of moral action, or the connections between faith and reason.
1030:MWF   DENNY 103
PHIL 102-01 Moral Problems
Instructor: James Sias
Course Description:
An introduction to ethics treating normative ethical theories and their philosophical underpinnings, with consideration of contemporary moral problems.
0930:MWF   EASTC 405
PHIL 102-02 Moral Problems
Instructor: James Sias
Course Description:
An introduction to ethics treating normative ethical theories and their philosophical underpinnings, with consideration of contemporary moral problems.
1130:MWF   EASTC 405
PHIL 103-01 Logic
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
The study and practice of forms and methods of argumentation in ordinary and symbolic languages,focusing on elements of symbolic logic and critical reasoning, including analysis and assessment of arguments in English, symbolizing sentences and arguments,constructing formal proofs of validity in sentential and quantificational logic.This course fulfills the DIV 1.a. distribution requirement and the QR graduation requirement. Offered every semester, or every three out of four semesters.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 207
PHIL 202-01 17th and 18th Century Philosophy
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
This course treats the Rationalists, Empiricists and Kant, with particular emphasis on issues in epistemology and metaphysics, such as the possibility and limits of human knowledge, the role of sense perception and reason in knowledge, the nature of substance, God and reality.Prerequisite: one prior course in philosophy or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   EASTC 301
PHIL 203-01 19th Century Philosophy
Instructor: James Haile
Course Description:
This course treats major texts by significant 19th century philosophers such as Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche.Prerequisite: one prior course in philosophy or permission of the instructor.
1500:TR   EASTC 301
PHIL 255-01 Philosophy of Law
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LAWP 255-01.
0930:MWF   DENNY 311
PHIL 261-01 Phenomenology
Instructor: Jeffrey-Joseph Engelhardt
Course Description:
Examination of specific problem, author, text, or movement. Prerequisite: one prior course in philosophy or permission of the instructor.
1500:MF   EASTC 300
PHIL 261-02 Philosophy of Race & Gender
Instructor: Jeffrey-Joseph Engelhardt
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 201-01.
1230:MWF   EASTC 300
PHIL 261-03 Freedom & Responsibility
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
Examination of specific problem, author, text, or movement. Prerequisite: one prior course in philosophy or permission of the instructor.
0900:TR   EASTC 300
PHIL 275-01 Beauty
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 375-01.
1330:W   EASTC 300
PHIL 303-01 Epistemology
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
This seminar will probe key issues in epistemology, such as: the nature of knowledge and justification, the challenge of skepticism, the relation of sense perception to conceptual thought. Prerequisites: three prior courses in philosophy, at least two at the 200 level, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1330:MR   EASTC 212
PHIL 391-01 Emotion
Instructor: James Sias
Course Description:
A seminar focusing on a significant philosophical issue, text or philosopher. Prerequisites: three prior courses in philosophy, at least two at the 200 level, or permission of the instructor.This course fulfills the WR requirement.
1330:TF   EASTC 212
PHIL 500-01 Independent Study
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
 
PHIL 500-02 The Chinese Aesthetic: Tradition and Modernity
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
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PHIL 500-03 Science and Religion
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
 
PHIL 500-04 Senior Honors Thesis
Instructor: James Haile
Course Description:
 
PHIL 550-01 Moral Realism and Moral Disagreement
Instructor: James Sias
Course Description:
 
PHIL 550-03 Philosophy and Literature
Instructor: James Haile
Course Description:
 
PHIL 550-04 Constructivism in Metaethics
Instructor: James Sias
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