Upcoming Course Offerings
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Highlighted Spring 2022 Courses
PHIL 203: Logic in Law
In this course we will focus on the critical thinking, analytical reasoning and logical skills that are crucial for success in the legal world. What is the import of some new piece of DNA evidence? How might various kinds of reasoning errors and biases influence a judge or jury's understanding of your case? What sort of argumentative skills must you master to succeed in law school? And what about those logic and critical thinking skills that you must master just to get into law school? This course will touch on all these issues and will provide you will the skills you need to think critically not only about the law, but about any subject matter.
PHIL 205: Ethics & Economics of Wealth Creation (Honors)
Instructor: Dr. Guido Pincione
We will study the ethics and the economics of such phenomena as market competition, institutions of private and public property, trade restrictions, globalization, and corporate welfare. How do people create wealth? How do societies enable people to create wealth? Are some ways more ethical than others? Why do some societies grow rich while neighboring societies remain poor? People have various ways of creating wealth. Which are ethical and which are not? Why?
PHIL 261: Medieval Philosophy
Instructor: Dr. Houston Smit
The course focuses on three important thinkers in the Christian medieval tradition-Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas. Topics covered: knowledge and skepticism, free will and the problem of evil, the nature and existence of God, and problem of universals.
PHIL 310: Philosophical Paradoxes
Instructor: Dr. Juan Comesaña
In this class we will study a cluster of puzzles, paradoxes and intellectual wonders¿from Zeno's Paradox to the paradoxes of Set Theory¿and discuss their philosophical implications. Each of the paradoxes to be covered is interesting in its own right, but they also present great opportunities for introducing students to some of the main philosophical topics (space and time, vagueness, decision theory, epistemology, set theory and theories of truth) alongside with some fruitful philosophical techniques.