Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PHIL 101-01 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 104
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.
1230:MWF   EASTC 405
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   DENNY 110
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.Offered every semester, or every three out of four semesters.
0930:MWF   DENNY 304
PHIL 103-02 Logic
Instructor: Susan Feldman
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.Offered every semester, or every three out of four semesters.
1330:TF   DENNY 110
PHIL 180-01 Political Philosophy
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 180-01. An introduction to the history of political thought, focused on such problems as the nature of justice, the meaning of freedom, the requirements of equality, the prevalence of moral dilemmas in political life, the question of whether we ought to obey the law, and the importance of power in politics. We will also discuss how these issues continue to resonate today.This course is cross-listed as POSC 180.
0900:TR   DENNY 304
PHIL 202-01 17th and 18th Century Philosophy
Instructor: Susan Feldman
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 300
PHIL 205-01 Topics in Asian Philosophy
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 205-06.
1330:R   EASTC 107
PHIL 256-01 Philosophy of Mind
Instructor: Jeffrey-Joseph Engelhardt
Course Description:
This course investigates the nature of the mind and its relation to the brain, body, and the surrounding world. Analyses of these topics will draw on information from fields such as psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or computer science. Prerequisite: one previous course in philosophy, or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   DENNY 112
PHIL 261-01 Intermediate Logic
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
This is an intermediate level course in logic. It is intended for students who are already familiar with logic, having completed either Logic (PHIL103) or Discrete Mathematics (MATH211). The course has two goals. First, it aims to introduce you to the theory of First-Order Logic (predicate logic). How do we prove that everything that can be proven in the system is true? How do we prove that everything that is true (in the system) can be proven in the system? After learning how to prove the soundness and completeness of First-Order Logic, we will consider Gdels incompleteness theorems. In the second part of the course, we will consider philosophical questions about logic. What are the laws of the logic? Could there be different logics? Students who wish to develop and extend their understanding of logic (as a formal system, and as the study of proper reasoning) should take this course.
0900:TR   EASTC 300
PHIL 302-01 Ethical Theory
Instructor: James Sias
Course Description:
This seminar will explore major issues or texts in classical or contemporary moral philosophy. Prerequisites: three prior courses in philosophy, at least two at the 200 level, or permission of the instructor. Offered at least once every two years.
1330:MR   EASTC 212
PHIL 500-01 Anarchist Political Theory
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
 
PHIL 500-02 Advanced Topics in MataPhysics
Instructor: Jeffrey-Joseph Engelhardt
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PHIL 500-03 Political Theory
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
 
PHIL 500-04 Pragmatism
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
 
PHIL 550-01 The Existence of African Philosophy
Instructor: Chauncey Maher
Course Description:
 
PHIL 550-02 Queer Ecology
Instructor: Susan Feldman
Course Description: