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Philosophy
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100 Intro to Philosophy Matthew
Gifford
Session 1 AL
This course provides an introduction to philosophy by way of a discussion of four broad philosophical topcs. These include the nature of philosophy itself, the nature of persons (including the existence of souls, and the relationship between the mind and the body), free-will and determinism, and the alleged existence and nature of God. The goals are (i) to develop your ability to make and evaluate arguments, (ii) to develop your ability to extract arguments, and (iii) to learn about some key philosophical issues.
100 Intro to Philosophy Joshua
DiPaolo
Session 2 AL
This course provides an introduction to philosophy by way of a discussion of some central philosophical problems -- the problem of free will and determinism; the problem of the nature of morality; the problem of knowledge and skepticism; and the problem of the existence and nature of God.  In each case, the focus is on careful formulation of doctrines and arguments.  The goals are (i) to understand the doctrines and arguments and (ii) to develop philosophical skills such as the ability to extract interesting arguments from philosophical texts, the ability to evaluate the doctrines and arguments, and the ability to approach issues undogmatically, on their own terms.
110 Intro to Logic Julietta
Rose
Session 2 R2 Logic Logic
Introduction to symbolic logic, including sentential and predicate logic. Focus on translating English statements into symbolic notation, and evaluation of arguments for validity using formal proof techniques. Text: Hardegree, Symbolic Logic: A First Course, 4th ed. Requirements: homework and exams. Prerequisites: none.
160 Intro to Ethics Kristian
Olsen
Session 1 AT Ethics Value
This course will cover several of the most important issues in philosophical ethics.  We will begin by discussing the Good Life; we will look at several different accounts of what it is that makes a life good for the person living it (e.g., Hedonism, Desire Satisfactionism, etc.).  Next, we will discuss the conditions of rightness; we will look at several different accounts of what it is that makes actions morally right (e.g., Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Relativism, etc.).  Finally, we will discuss some practical moral questions, such as abortion, experimentation on animals, euthanasia, and our obligations to those in desperate need.  Along the way, we’ll talk a little about logic and argumentation.
164 Medical Ethics Benjamin
Rancourt
Session 2 AT Ethics Value
This class will provide a survey of some of the topics in medical ethics, with possible topics including cloning, distribution of medical resources, homosexuality, abortion, and animal experimentation.
336 Existential Philosophy Luis
Oliveira
Session 1 AL Hist
This course will explore the existentialist theme of "authenticity" in the philosophical and literary works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Tolstoy, Heidegger, Sartre and Camus. We will identify a particular kind of existential crisis in each of their works ― the crisis of Faith, the crisis of Values, the crisis of Freedom, the crisis of Death, and the crisis of Absurdity ― and we will examine the suggested authentic way of dealing with them.