Peter M. Distelzweig portrait

Peter M. Distelzweig

Director of the SMDS minor; Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Degree
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (HPS)
M.A., University of Pittsburgh (HPS)
M.S., Eastern Michigan University (Physics Education)
Office
JRC 234
Phone
(651) 962-5368
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Peter Distelzweig is an assistant professor in Philosophy and the director of the Science, Medicine, and Society Minor. He specializes in early modern philosophy and in the history and philosophy of science and medicine. He is also interested in ancient philosophy and science--especially that of Aristotle.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - L02 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

42710 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

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PHIL 115 - L04 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

40272 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 115 - L09 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 108

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MCH 108

Course Registration Number:

42268 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 393 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43417 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 393 - I2 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43519 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 393 - I3 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43560 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

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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
CSMA 529 - 01 Science, Faith and the Church M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

22297 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

The rise and dramatic development of the modern natural sciences have shaped our world in varied and prominent ways. How do these natural sciences fit into Catholic intellectual, spiritual, and cultural life? Just what are the natural sciences, really? How are they related to philosophy and theology? How are they integrated into the Christian “social imaginary”? In this course, we seek to understand and answer these important questions through an exploration of important episodes, topics, and texts from the two-thousand-year history of Christianity and science.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 115 - 20 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21234 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 115 - 24 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22307 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 241 - 01 Hist. & Philosophy of Medicine - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21538 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Peter M. Distelzweig

This course presents an integrated, interdisciplinary examination of philosophical developments in the history of medical science and health care. Students will develop a critical and creative perspective on medicine and health care through philosophical exploration of their history, foundations, and purposes. Students will study important episodes and developments in the history of the theory and practice of medicine and explore philosophical analyses of and arguments about the nature of medical knowledge, health, disease and health care. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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