Gary M. Atkinson

Professor of Philosophy
Degree
Ph.D., Duke University
Office
JRC 245
Phone
(651) 962-5370
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5370
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Gary Atkinson's principal interests are in Platonic and Aristotelian metaphysics, philosophy of nature, and ethics.  He has recently authored a book "Socrates' Search for Moral Truth" which defends the existence of moral knowledge and delineates the traits necessary to gain that knowledge. 

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 01 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 233

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

40276 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 214 - 03 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 233

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 233

Course Registration Number:

41519 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 365 - 03 Natural Phil & Metaphysics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

40895 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gary M. Atkinson

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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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 02 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

22313 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 214 - 04 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

20225 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)