Upcoming Course Offerings

 View all of the Philosophy courses offered in spring 2024 and/or register for classes at the links below.

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Highlighted Spring 2024 Courses

PHIL 112: Philosophy Through Film

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3:00 - 3:50, with Instructor Travis Quigley

Introduces students to philosophy through the representation in film of some of the questions central to a philosophically informed conception of the universe and one's place in the world so conceived. Students view and consider selected films through the lens opened by relevant philosophical readings.

PHIL 200: Special Topics in Philosophy - Spring 2024 Topic: Asian Philosophy

Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 - 3:15, with Professor Hannah Kim

This is a Philosophy Special Topics Course. The topic of this course is Asian Philosophies. The popularity of mindfulness and meditation made Eastern Philosophy fashionable, but what exactly does that entail? This class will be an introduction to Asian philosophies, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism. We will also see how ancient and medieval Asian thoughts continue to influence culture and current affairs in Asia and beyond.

PHIL 202: Intro to Symbolic Logic

Tuesday/Thursday 11 - 12:15, with Professor Joseph Tolliver, Fully Online Available with Professor Jonathan Weinberg

Truth-functional logic and quantification theory; deductive techniques and translation into symbolic notation.

PHIL 261: Medieval Philosophy

Monday/Wednesday 3:30 - 4:45, with Professor 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 471A: Rationalism & Empiricism

Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 - 3:15, with Professor Joseph Tolliver

Rationalists of the 17th and 18th centuries: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Kant.

PHIL 472B: Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle

Monday/Wednesday 2:00 - 3:15, with Instructor Robert Wardy

A philosophical introduction to the major works of Aristotle.