Courses

Courses for Summer 2019

Session A

  • PHIL 1
    • An introductory course in western philosophy.
  • PHIL 4
    • An examination, at an introductory level, of such ethical issues as: why be moral, moral relativism, the nature of virtues and vices; and possibly consideration of practical ethical problems such as abortion or war.
  • PHIL 100D
    • Discussion of some central questions about the mind: are people identical to their bodies? What is it to feel, believe, or desire something? What distinguishes intelligent thinking from a computer's activities? What is the connection between language and thought?
  • PHIL 112
    • A study of some of the following topics: religious language, the existence and nature of god, the problem of evil, religious experience, religion and morality, the rationality of religious belief.
  • PHIL 183
    • An introduction to the concepts and methods of moder symbolic logic. Emphasis is placed on problems of translating english expressions into logical symbols and on the development of skills in using the formal proof procedures of sentential and predicate logic.

Session B

  • PHIL 3
    • Practical reasoning, argumentation, and the analysis of language as instruments of sound thinking in everyday life.
  • PHIL 4
    • An examination, at an introductory level, of such ethical issues as: why be moral, moral relativism, the nature of virtues and vices; and possibly consideration of practical ethical problems such as abortion or war.
  • PHIL 100B
    • Investigates fundamental questions surrounding the nature of human knowledge and human justification, such as: What do I know? What am I justified in believing? What is it to know something? What is it to hold a justified belief?
  • PHIL 145
    • An examination of some of the philosophical problems of punishment and responsibility: The rationale of punishment and the legal doctrine of Mensrea; the analysis of conditions of responsibility, relations between punishment, responsibility, retribution, guilt, shame, etc.