Philosophy

Offerings_2010-11

2010-11 Course Details

Getting ready to register for your 2010-11 Philosophy classes? Here’s a brief preview of the future upper-level course offerings! In addition there are also dozens of sections of Intro, Ethics, and Logic. Take care of your themes philosophically!

Fall 2010

Winter 2011

PHI 203: Intermediate Logic (Spear)
Loved logic? We’ve got more!

PHI 210: Eastern Philosophy (Shang)
Study the great Chinese Classics! Fulfills World Perspectives requirement.

PHI 220: Aesthetics (Parker, Chelstrom)
What is art and how can we judge it? Just in time for Art Prize II! Fulfills Arts Foundation & SWS.

PHI 300: Theories of Human Nature (Tunstall, DeWilde)
What really makes us different from other animals? Counts for Human Journey Theme.

PHI 311: Ancient Great Philosophers (Cimitile)
Come explore the greats of Greek philosophy.

PHI 312: Medieval Great Philosophers (Fitzpatrick)
The fall focus is on Early Medieval, Neo-Platonism and mysticism. Counts for Religion Theme.

PHI 313: Early Modern Great Philosophers (Ni)
Will be focused on Descartes, Hume, Kant and Reid in Fall 2010.

PHI 315: Recent Great Philosophers (Rowe)
Will be focused on William James and Pragmatism.

PHI 320: Social and Political (TBA)
What makes a government legitimate? Counts for Freedom and Social Control Theme.

PHI 325: Ethics in Professional Life (Vandenberg, Hanson)
Ethical theory in the context of business, medicine, etc. Counts for the Ethics Theme & SWS

PHI 330: Legal Philosophy (Uglietta)
The classic pre-law course. What is the law and what is the justification for punishment?

PHI 335: Philosophy and Democracy (TBA)
Democracy as a way of thinking about life. Counts for Democracy Theme.

PHI 341: Philosophy of Death & Dying (TBA)
It’s going to happen, so you should think about what that means! Counts for Death & Dying Theme.

PHI 343: Philosophy of Religion (TBA)
Classic religious questions addressed philosophically. Counts for Religion Theme.

PHI 360: Philosophy of Science (Castelao-Lawless)
What makes scientific knowledge so different from other ways of knowing?

PHI 370: Feminist Philosophy (Whipps)
The history of philosophy has been dominated by men…this might be a problem! Counts for Gender, Society, and Culture theme.

PHI 375: Community Working Classics I (DeWilde)
A service/learning course that brings philosophical classics out into the world.

PHI 380: Philosophical Writing and Methods (TBA)
A 7 week, 1 credit workshop for Philosophy Majors and Minors, timed to help you write the best papers you can for all your classes.

PHI 380: Existentialism (Vessey) (to become permanent course number PHI 250)
Meaninglessness, Dread, and the curse of freedom. What more could one want?

PHI 495: Capstone: Reality, Knowledge & Value (Parker)
Connecting ancient and contemporary schools and methods in the biggest of big pictures.

See Fall 2010 for descriptions; these are in addition to Ethics, Intro., and Logic


PHI 210: Eastern Philosophy (Shang)

PHI 220: Aesthetics (Vessey, TBA)

PHI 300: Theories of Human Nature (Dewilde, Tunstall)

PHI 306: Eastern Great Philosophers (Ni)
Will be focused on Confucianism in Winter 2011.

PHI 311: Ancient Great Philosophers (Rudolph)

PHI 312: Medieval Great Philosophers (Pestana)
Will be focused on Later Medieval, especially Aquinas.

PHI 314: Late Modern Great Philosophers (Shang)
Will be focused on Nietzsche in Winter 2011.

PHI 315: Recent Great Philosophers (Cimitile)
Will be focused on Continental in Winter 2011.

PHI 320: Social and Political Philosophy (TBA)

PHI 325: Ethics in Professional Life (TBA)

PHI 341: Death and Dying (TBA)

PHI 343: Philosophy of Religion (Moes, Rowe)

PHI 376: Community Working Classics II (Dewilde)

PHI 380: Philosophical Writing and Methods (TBA) 1 credit workshop

PHI 380: Philosophy of Mathematics (Kindschi)
What is a number, what is a proof, and what is it to know mathematical truths?

PHI 440: Epistemology (Spear)
What is knowledge and how do we know when we’ve got it? Counts for Perception Theme.

PHI 460: Value Theory (Vandenberg)

Addresses questions of ethics and aesthetics. Expect Hume to come up in this version.

PHI 495: Reality, Knowledge & Value (Castelão-Lawless)
Philosophy of technology, Popper and Polanyi.


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