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 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - 04 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 201
CRN: 40234 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 - 07 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 201
CRN: 40540 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 - P04 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 201
CRN: 41643 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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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - L06 HONORS Music, Science, Cosmos - - - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC LL07
CRN: 22269 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Christopher S. Kachian, Peter M. Distelzweig These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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PHIL 241 - L01 Hist. & Philosophy of Medicine - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 246
CRN: 22245 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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