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Summer 2015 Courses

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PHIL 115 - 01 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - - - - 1730 - 2130 JRC 247
CRN: 30006 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark K. Spencer An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 02 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 JRC 247
CRN: 30072 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter M. Distelzweig An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 214 - 01 Introductory Ethics - - - - - - - -
CRN: 30007 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mathew Lu An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 02 Introductory Ethics - - - - - - - -
CRN: 30008 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Winter An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 03 Introductory Ethics M T W R - - - 0800 - 1000 JRC 201
CRN: 30040 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Degnan An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 04 Introductory Ethics M - W - - - - 1730 - 2130 JRC 247
CRN: 30066 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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Fall 2015 Courses

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PHIL 115 - 01 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 209
CRN: 42620 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jason D. Skirry An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 03 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 108
CRN: 42621 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joshua M. Stuchlik An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 04 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 205
CRN: 40276 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Laumakis An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 05 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 206
CRN: 41456 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michelle M. Hirschboeck An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 06 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 209
CRN: 40277 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew A. Kent An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 07 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 204
CRN: 40643 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jonathan E. Stoltz An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 08 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 210
CRN: 40279 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew A. Kent An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 09 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 126
CRN: 42622 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Laumakis An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 10 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 202
CRN: 42623 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth A. Compton An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 12 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 210
CRN: 42034 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew A. Kent An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 13 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 201
CRN: 41457 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michelle M. Hirschboeck An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 16 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 205
CRN: 41460 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joshua M. Stuchlik An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 17 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 207
CRN: 40385 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David L. Clemenson An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 22 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 206
CRN: 41239 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter L. Nichols An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 24 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL13
CRN: 41429 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kerry T. Ketcher An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 25 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 202
CRN: 41028 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter M. Distelzweig An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 26 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 126
CRN: 41430 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mathew Lu An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 27 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 113
CRN: 41483 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Catherine A. Deavel An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 29 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 201
CRN: 41484 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Degnan An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 30 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 204
CRN: 42627 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter L. Nichols An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 33 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 203
CRN: 42141 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gregory J. Coulter An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 34 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 247
CRN: 42629 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 200 - 01 Ancient Philosophy - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 401
CRN: 40280 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Heaney A survey of the roots of philosophical inquiry in the classical period. The pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 200 - 02 Ancient Philosophy - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 233
CRN: 41015 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Heaney A survey of the roots of philosophical inquiry in the classical period. The pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 214 - 01 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 126
CRN: 40281 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gary M. Atkinson An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 02 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 206
CRN: 42674 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Christopher H. Toner An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 03 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 126
CRN: 42680 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gary M. Atkinson An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 05 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 203
CRN: 40283 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Rose Mary H. Lemmons An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 06 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 108
CRN: 41029 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joshua M. Stuchlik An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 07 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 206
CRN: 41461 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Christopher H. Toner An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 10 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 203
CRN: 42681 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Rose Mary H. Lemmons An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 13 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 203
CRN: 42682 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Rose Mary H. Lemmons An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 14 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 210
CRN: 41030 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heidi M. Giebel An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 15 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 203
CRN: 41432 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Winter An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 16 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 203
CRN: 40716 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Winter An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 17 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 205
CRN: 42001 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Van Ingen An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 18 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS LL54
CRN: 41517 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heidi M. Giebel An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 19 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 206
CRN: 42002 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Van Ingen An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 20 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 206
CRN: 42003 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. Van Ingen An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 22 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 207
CRN: 42684 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 23 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 247
CRN: 42086 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 220 - 01 Logic - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 327
CRN: 40285 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp This course provides students with skills for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the sorts of reasoning encountered in natural language. Emphasis will be placed on attaining facility with different formal systems for representing and evaluating arguments - including propositional logic, Aristotelian syllogistic, first-order predicate calculus, - as well as on acquiring the ability to apply these systems in the analysis and evaluation of arguments in ordinary and philosophical discourse. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 234 - 01 Love, Sex, & Friendship M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 414
CRN: 41431 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Heaney A philosophical examination of the nature of human love. Possible topics include reciprocity and permanence, fidelity, romantic love, human sexuality, kinds of friendship. Special attention will be given to the thought of John Paul II. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 258 - 01 Environmental Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 201
CRN: 41486 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Degnan Consideration of the ethical issues arising from human interaction with the environment, including population pressure, pollution, conservation and preservation. Focus is on the grounds of our obligation to resolve such issues; the question of what persons and things are worthy of moral consideration; and the respective roles of individuals, organizations and government in addressing environmental problems. Case studies will be used to trace the implications of various ethical and political theories. Prerequisites: PHIL 214 or 215 and ENVR 151 (ENVR 151 is waived for philosophy majors and minors)

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PHIL 304 - 01 Modern Philosophy M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 201
CRN: 42686 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney An examination of major philosophers of the early modern period from Rene Descartes to Immanuel Kant, with emphasis on methodology and claims to knowledge. Prerequisites: PHIL 115 and one other PHIL course

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PHIL 304 - 02 Modern Philosophy - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 204
CRN: 41485 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David L. Clemenson An examination of major philosophers of the early modern period from Rene Descartes to Immanuel Kant, with emphasis on methodology and claims to knowledge. Prerequisites: PHIL 115 and one other PHIL course

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PHIL 350 - 01 Advanced Ethical Theory M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 209
CRN: 42687 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Christopher H. Toner An advanced treatment of central aspects in ethical theory. Possible topics include metaethical issues (e.g. the is/ought problem, moral realism, naturalism) and the justification of normative theories (e.g., eudaimonism, deontology, consequentialism). Prerequisite: PHIL 214 or 215

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PHIL 365 - 01 Natural Phil & Metaphysics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 327
CRN: 40548 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney This course examines central topics in the philosophy of nature and in metaphysics. Possible topics include substance and accident, change and the conditions of substantial generation, matter and form, causality, necessity and possibility, time and persistence through time, universals and particulars, essence and existence, and the transcendentals (unity, truth, goodness, beauty). Attention will be paid both to classical and to contemporary authors. Prerequisite: PHIL 220, plus one other PHIL course

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PHIL 365 - 02 Natural Phil & Metaphysics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 110
CRN: 40641 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney This course examines central topics in the philosophy of nature and in metaphysics. Possible topics include substance and accident, change and the conditions of substantial generation, matter and form, causality, necessity and possibility, time and persistence through time, universals and particulars, essence and existence, and the transcendentals (unity, truth, goodness, beauty). Attention will be paid both to classical and to contemporary authors. Prerequisite: PHIL 220, plus one other PHIL course

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PHIL 365 - 03 Natural Phil & Metaphysics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 202
CRN: 41139 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark K. Spencer This course examines central topics in the philosophy of nature and in metaphysics. Possible topics include substance and accident, change and the conditions of substantial generation, matter and form, causality, necessity and possibility, time and persistence through time, universals and particulars, essence and existence, and the transcendentals (unity, truth, goodness, beauty). Attention will be paid both to classical and to contemporary authors. Prerequisite: PHIL 220, plus one other PHIL course

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PHIL 380 - 01 Epistemology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 206
CRN: 42745 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Winter This course considers various accounts of the nature, origin, and limits of human knowledge. Attention will be paid to the main figures in the Western tradition as well as to contemporary authors. Prerequisite: PHIL 220

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PHIL 385 - 01 Philosophy of Science - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 208
CRN: 42689 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter M. Distelzweig What is the relation between philosophy and science? On the one hand, the discoveries by scientists have often been inspired by philosophical ideas. On the other hand, scientific achievements often pose deep conceptual questions to philosophers. The connection between these disciplines is thus so close that it becomes difficult to find a sharp border between them. Students in this course will explore central topics in the philosophy of science, including the distinctions between science, non-science, and pseudo- science, the nature of scientific theories, models, and explanations, the role of scientific experimentation, and the implications of scientific change. In this course students will write a research paper on a specialized topic at the interface of general philosophy of science and a particular scientific discipline of the student's choosing. The primary audience for the course includes (a) philosophy majors or minors who wonder about the nature, scope, and philosophical import of the sciences and (b) philosophically-minded science, math, or engineering majors and minors.

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J-Term 2016 Courses

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PHIL 214 - 01 Introductory Ethics - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200
CRN: 10031 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Christopher H. Toner An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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