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Spring 2006




PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy (AH)                         3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4492] 0101 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (SOND111)       THOMAS, J
[4493] 0201 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (SOND108)       THOMAS, J
[4494] 0301 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND204)       SENG, P
[4495] 0401 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (FA  015)       BRAUDE, S
[4496] 0501 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SOND203)       PFEIFER, J
[4497] 0701 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (SOND207)       SENG, P


PHIL 146  Critical Thinking (AH)                                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4498] 0101 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (SOND109)       TEMPLETON, R
[4499] 0201 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (SOND110)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 152  Introduction to Moral Theory (AH)                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4500] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (MP  101)       EALICK, G
[4501] 0201 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SOND204)       EALICK, G
[4502] 0301 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (LH8 ...)       DIXON, B
[4503] 0401 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (SOND108)       THOMAS, J


PHIL 210  Philosophy of Religion (AH)                             3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   A/H.  GDR:Meets  H.   Also
          listed as RLST200.
[4505] 0101 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (ACIV150)       WILSON, R


PHIL 251  Ethical Issues in Science, Engineering                  3 credits
          and Information Technology (AH)                   

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4506] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND203)       WILSON, R


PHIL 322  History of Philosophy: Modern (AH)                      3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4507] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (LH4 ...)       BRAUDE, S


PHIL 322H History of Philosophy: Modern (Honors)                  3 credits
          (AH)                                              

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.  Honors ID
          or permission of instructor required.
[4508] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (LH4 ...)       BRAUDE, S


PHIL 346  Deductive Systems                                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4509] 0101 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (ACIV151)       WILSON, R


PHIL 350  Ethical Theory (AH)                                     3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4510] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (ACIV150)       DWYER, S


PHIL 368  Aesthetics                                              3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD PHIL 368-0101 is
          a   historical   survey  of  philosophical
          writings  on art and aesthetic experience,
          ranging  from  Ancient  philosophers  like
          Plato   and   Plotinus,  through  Medieval
          considerations   of   art  and  beauty  in
          Aquinas  and Dante, and Modern conceptions
          of  beauty  and  taste  in Hume  and Kant.
          Selections  from  Hegel,  Heidegger, Dewey
          and  more contemporary  writers will round
          out the course.
[4511] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (ACIV145)       SENG, P


PHIL 372  Philosophy of Science                                   3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4512] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (FA  530)       PFEIFER, J


PHIL 390  Philosophy of Sport                                     3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4513] 0101 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (SOND109)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 399  Topics in Philosophy Citizenship                        3 credits

          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  Historically,
          the  idea of citizenship  had been central
          to   political   thinking.   Yet,  in  the
          post-war  era  the  principal  concepts of
          political philosophy have been justice and
          rights.  Recent  theoretical  developments
          and   the   resurgence   of   nationalism,
          ethnicity,    affirmation    of    culture
          difference, migration and globalization in
          the  contemporary  world have  renewed the
          interest  in  the concept  of citizenship.
          In  PHIL 399-0101, we  shall study some of
          the  recent  developments  in  theories of
          citizenship   and  nationalism  and  their
          relevance   for   contemporary   political
          thinking.
[4514] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (PUP 208)       BERKOVITZ, J


PHIL 399A Topics in Philosophy TPCS:Philosophy and                3 credits
          Film                                              

          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  Not  only  do
          certain  philosophical  texts  qualify  as
          art,  but philosophical questions and idea
          are  articulated throughout the humanities
          and   arts:   What  is  reality?  What  is
          knowledge?  Does  God  exist?  Is  justice
          possible?  What  is  art? And  so on. PHIL
          399A  will explore philosophical questions
          like   these  by  combining  philosophical
          texts  from the history of philosophy with
          contemporary  movies of a mostly Hollywood
          origin.
[4515] 0201 W..........7:10pm- 9:40pm (SOND105)       SENG, P


PHIL 400  Independent Study in Philosophy                       1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PHIL 405  Honors Independent Study in Philosophy                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PHIL 405H Honors Independent Study in Philosophy                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4531] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              PFEIFER, J


PHIL 454  Animals and the Environment: Moral Theory               3 credits
          and its                                           

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD In PHIL 454-0101
          we will examine issues involving the moral
          significance of plants, non-human animals,
          and    ecosystems.    Historically,    the
          non-human constituents of nature have been
          largely   marginalized   as  a  result  of
          Western philosophy's efforts to reason-out
          what  is  morally significant  and why. In
          the  1970s,  however,  a  number  of moral
          philosophers  began arguing that non-human
          entities  deserve  much better.  Our class
          examines     some     of    this    early,
          groundbreaking  scholarship,  but  we also
          look   to   contemporary   writings   that
          continue challenging the moral status quo.
          Specific  topics  to be  addressed include
          animal  rights,  the  intrinsic  value  of
          non-sentient      nature,     ecofeminism,
          religious  attitudes  toward  nature,  and
          'Third   World'   critiques   of   Western
          environmentalism.
[4532] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (SOND205)       DIXON, B


PHIL 458  Advanced Topics in Feminist Philosophy                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD PHIL 458 is also
          listed as WMST 458.
[4533] 0101 Tu.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (FA  536)       DWYER, S


PHIL 470  Philosophy of Mind                                      3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4534] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (ACIV207)       EALICK, G


PHIL 472  Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of                    3 credits
          Science Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics           

          Grade    Method:    REG/P-F/AUD    Quantum
          mechanics  is  one of the  main pillars of
          modern  physics.   It  applies  to  a very
          broad    range   of   physical   phenomena
          extremely   successfully.   Yet,  about  a
          century  after  its  birth,  it  is  still
          difficult  to  make  a  good sense  of the
          picture  it portrays of the quantum realm.
          The   standard  way  of  interpreting  the
          mathematical    formalism    of    quantum
          mechanics    is   riddled   with   various
          difficulties.   There  are  other  ways to
          interpret  this  formalism  and  there are
          other  theories of the  quantum realm, but
          similarly   they   all   involve   various
          puzzles. In the course, we shall study the
          foundations  of quantum mechanics and some
          alternative  quantum theories,  and try to
          understand  the radical difference between
          the  classical and the quantum pictures of
          the  physical reality. Our main focus will
          be   on   philosophical   and   conceptual
          questions  rather than  technical details,
          and we shall assume no prior background in
          quantum  mechanics.  Course  requirements:
          Some   background   in   philosophy.    or
          physics.
[7666] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (FA  536)       BERKOVITZ, J


PHIL 655  Topics in Applied Ethics                                3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Also listed as
          PHIL 454.  Also listed as PHIL 454.
[4536] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (SOND205)       DIXON, B


PHIL 699  Special Topics in Philosophy Feminist                   3 credits
          Theory                                            

          Grade  Method: REG PHIL 699 is also listed
          as PHIL 458/WMST 458.
[4537] 0101 Tu.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (FA  536)       DWYER, S


PHIL 701  DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH                         1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[4538] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S
[4539] 0102 Time and room to be arranged              BERKOVITZ, J
[4540] 0103 Time and room to be arranged              DIXON, B


PHIL 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

          Grade Method: P-F
[4541] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S


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