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Click here for elective course information in the J-term and Spring 2015 Philosophy Electives Brochure.

For additional course information please consult the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Catalog (http://www.stthomas.edu/catalog/).

J-Term 2015 Courses

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PHIL 214 - 01 Introductory Ethics - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC 247
CRN: 10037 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Catherine A. Deavel 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 - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC LL01
CRN: 10087 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 398 - 01 Galileo and Phil. of Science - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 OEC 212
CRN: 10257 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Peter M. Distelzweig Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) has long been celebrated (and also sometimes vilified) for his use of telescopic observation and controlled experiment, his deft employment of mathematical tools in the study of nature, and his spirited defense of the physical truth of Copernicanism. However, all of these facets of Galileo’s work raised important philosophical questions about how to study and understand the natural world—i.e., questions in the philosophy of science. Galileo, himself, knew this and reflects at various points in his work on the nature of his scientific enterprise. In this course, we will explore the philosophical issues raised by Galileo’s scientific work as well as his own explicit philosophy of science. Spending time with Galileo in this way will give us ample opportunity to reflect philosophically on questions, relevant today, regarding the nature of and relations between metaphysics, natural philosophy and mathematics; the role of common experience, scientific instrumentation, and controlled experimentation in understanding the natural world; and the interplay between faith and reason. Along the way, we will touch also on Galileo “the Myth,” considering various popular images of Galileo, their historical and philosophical adequacy, and cultural influence. ***Prerequisite: PHIL 115 and one other PHIL course (second PHIL course requirement waived for science majors).

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Spring 2015 Courses

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PHIL 115 - 01 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 205
CRN: 20286 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 - 02 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 204
CRN: 20283 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 - 03 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 204
CRN: 20282 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 - 04 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 201
CRN: 20430 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney 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 - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 201
CRN: 20783 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 - 06 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 329
CRN: 20284 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost 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 MCH 108
CRN: 20285 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 - 10 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 108
CRN: 20281 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 - 11 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 201
CRN: 20288 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 - 12 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 233
CRN: 20289 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 - 13 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 247
CRN: 20290 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 - 14 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MCH 233
CRN: 20291 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 - 16 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 205
CRN: 20293 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 - 19 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL03
CRN: 20445 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 - 20 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 201
CRN: 20641 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 - 21 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 204
CRN: 20893 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 - 24 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 209
CRN: 22317 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 - 25 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 204
CRN: 22312 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 - 26 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 235
CRN: 22318 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 - 29 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 204
CRN: 22832 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 - 30 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 209
CRN: 22903 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 200 - 01 Ancient Philosophy M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC LL07
CRN: 20296 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Catherine A. Deavel 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 202 - 01 Medieval Philosophy M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 329
CRN: 20297 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An investigation of major philosophical problems in their medieval context. Possible topics include: faith and reason, free will, the role of authority, and the existence of God. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 202 - 02 Medieval Philosophy M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 SCB 326
CRN: 20497 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An investigation of major philosophical problems in their medieval context. Possible topics include: faith and reason, free will, the role of authority, and the existence of God. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 202 - 03 Medieval Philosophy - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 210
CRN: 20639 Instructor: Rose Mary H. Lemmons An investigation of major philosophical problems in their medieval context. Possible topics include: faith and reason, free will, the role of authority, and the existence of God. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 214 - 01 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 126
CRN: 20298 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 - 03 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 126
CRN: 20300 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 - 04 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 202
CRN: 20311 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 - 05 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 111
CRN: 20301 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Heaney 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 MHC 202
CRN: 20302 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 - 07 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 247
CRN: 20303 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 - 08 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 247
CRN: 20304 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 - 10 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC LL03
CRN: 20306 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Timothy J. Pawl 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 - 11 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 109
CRN: 20782 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 - 12 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 201
CRN: 20307 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Heaney 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: 20308 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 - 14 Introductory Ethics M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 206
CRN: 20309 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 - 17 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 209
CRN: 20447 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp 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 - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 209
CRN: 21509 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp 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 - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 201
CRN: 20498 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 - 20 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 201
CRN: 20571 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 - 21 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS LL18
CRN: 20499 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark K. Spencer 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 - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 247
CRN: 20718 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 M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 111
CRN: 20719 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Heaney 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 - 24 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 208
CRN: 20733 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Faith G. Pawl 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 - 25 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 307
CRN: 22901 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michelle M. Hirschboeck 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 - 40 HONORS: Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 BEC LL03
CRN: 20310 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Timothy J. Pawl 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 - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC 247
CRN: 20312 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sandra L. Menssen 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 220 - 02 Logic - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 247
CRN: 20313 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sandra L. Menssen 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 306 - 01 Contemporary Philosophy M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 206
CRN: 20418 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joshua M. Stuchlik An investigation of major philosophical problems from the late nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on prominent philosophers, including thinkers from both the analytic and continental traditions. Prerequisite: PHIL 220

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PHIL 306 - 02 Contemporary Philosophy M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 206
CRN: 20636 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Joshua M. Stuchlik An investigation of major philosophical problems from the late nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on prominent philosophers, including thinkers from both the analytic and continental traditions. Prerequisite: PHIL 220

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PHIL 308 - 01 Indian Philosophy - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OWS LL54
CRN: 22322 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen An examination of foundational philosophical problems discussed in classical Indian schools of thought. Metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical themes will be considered. Though the primary aim of this course is to study Indian philosophy in its own terms, a secondary aim is to examine some ways in which Western thinkers have viewed Indian philosophy through lenses that have distorted its nature and value. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 and one other PHIL course.

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PHIL 335 - 01 Aesthetics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 201
CRN: 22323 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mathew Lu This course addresses philosophical questions that arise in connection with art and aesthetic experience. Possible topics include: the nature of beauty, artistic representation, aesthetic properties, and the relationship between art and insight, between art and emotion, between art and morality, and between art and religious experience. Prerequisite: Two philosophy courses.

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PHIL 354 - 01 Biomedical Ethics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 109
CRN: 21506 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Heidi M. Giebel An investigation of ethical problems in medicine and biological technology. Possible topics include: genetic engineering, experimentation with human subjects, the right to health care, and the concept of mental illness. Prerequisite: PHIL 214 or 215

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PHIL 380 - 01 Epistemology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 232
CRN: 20561 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jonathan E. Stoltz 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 380 - 02 Epistemology - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCB 325
CRN: 20563 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 460 - 01 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 229
CRN: 20510 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark K. Spencer Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisites: PHIL 220 and 365

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PHIL 460 - 02 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 229
CRN: 20419 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark K. Spencer Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisites: PHIL 220 and 365

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PHIL 460 - 03 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 235
CRN: 20637 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gregory J. Coulter Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisites: PHIL 220 and 365

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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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