Course Offerings (Fall 2022)

All Phil Courses

Philosophy Courses

Fall 2022
Courses marked with * contribute to satisfying General Education Requirements 

*PHIL 1000: Introduction to Philosophy

Major works on such themes as appearance and reality, human nature, nature of knowledge, relation of mind and body, right and good, existence of God, and freedom and determinism. 

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 TTh 9:00 - 10:20 Blakley 203 Tureaud
002 TTh 10:30 - 11:50 Blakley 203 Tureaud
003 MWF 10:30 - 11:20 Wells 220 Coates
004 MWF 10:30 - 11:20 Connor 220 Stubbs
005 MWF 11:30 - 12:20 Wells 220 Coates
006 TTh 12:00 - 1:20 Johnson 220 Stubbs
007 TTh 12:00 - 1:20 Ragusa 134 J C Miller
008 TTh 1:30 - 2:50 Ragusa 134 J C Miller

PHIL 2010: Symbolic Logic 1

Classical propositional and first-order predicate logic; syntax and semantics of formal languages; translation between formal languages and English; formal methods of proof.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 TTh 12:00 - 1:20 Roland 206 Tureaud

*PHIL 2020: Ethics

Classical and recent theories of obligation and value, including works of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hume, and Nietzsche; topics including freedom, rights, justification of moral judgments.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 MWF 9:30 - 10:20 Severud 220 Stubbs
002 TTh 10:30 - 11:50 Kelley 220 Coates
003 TTh 1:30 - 2:50 Blakley 220 Stubbs
004 MWF 2:30 - 3:20 Wells 209 Coates
005  MWF 3:30 - 4:20 Wells 209 Coates

 

PHIL 2023: Philosophy of Art

Philosophical theories of beauty, art, and art criticism.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 MWF 1:30 - 2:20 Cogburn 209 Coates

 

PHIL 2033: History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

A section of PHIL 2034 (HNRS Tutorial: History of Philosophy) is available to accompany this course. Introduction to philosophy through a study of some of the main writings of classical and medieval philosophy.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 TTh 10:30 - 11:50 Nathan 102 Tureaud

 

PHIL 3090: Freidrich Nietzsche

Major works of Nietzsche studied in the context of the three periods of productivity and evolution of his thought.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 TTh 3:00 - 4:20 Blakley 220 Stubbs

PHIL 4014: Jewish Thought

The course familiarizes the students with the different questions of Jewish philosophy in the modern and contemporary period in Europe mainly. Our study will particularly emphasize how new trends and ideas emerged in Judaism due to the influence of historical and sociological changes in the surrounding societies, and how these changes led to a variety of possible Jewish trends in philosophies, identities, and expressions.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 TTh 12:00 - 1:20 Rethelyi 209 Coates

PHIL 4786: Selected Topics: Graham Harman

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 MWF 11:30 - 12:20 Cogburn 204 Coates

PHIL 4786: Selected Topics: Well-Being

What is of ultimate benefit and harm to beings like us? Could something be good for you in the most basic and fundamental way even if you were not at all interested in it? Is a life that starts out poorly but gets better over time better than one that starts out well but gets progressively worse? These are some of the central questions of well-being - or quality of life or welfare - that we will investigate in this course. Depending on student interest, we will also address a cluster of topics on related issues such as the nature of happiness, the nature of pleasure, and the meaning of life.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
002 TTh 1:30 - 2:50 Kelley

211 Coates

PHIL 4924: Aristotle

Prereq: PHIL 2033 or equivalent. Topics from Aristotle's Metaphysics, Physics De Anima, and the logical treatises.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 TTh 3:00 - 4:20 Nathan 112 Audubon

 

PHIL 4945: Problems in Political Philosophy

Prereq: PHIL 1000 or 2020 or 3052 or equivalent. Freedom, obligation, authority, justice, law, the state, and revolution.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 TTh 4:30 - 5:50 Goldgaber 027 Allen

 

PHIL 4948: Phenomenology: Heidegger's Being and Time

Prereq: PHIL 2035 or 4936 or equivalent. Contemporary phenomenology.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 M 3:00 - 5:50 Raffoul 202 Coates

 

PHIL 7901: Seminar in Analytic Philosophy

Philosophy of language, metaphysics, realism, anti-realism, and philosophy of logic and mathematics.

Section Date & Time Instructor Location
001 W 3:00 - 5:50 Roland 103 Coates