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Summer 2004




PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy (AH)                         3 credits
Several important problems or issues are discussed, such as the existence of God, the relationship between free will and determinism and the nature of moral responsibility. The course emphasizes the formulation and evaluation of philosophical arguments.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0236] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             TEMPLETON, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)


PHIL 210  Philosophy of Religion (AH)                             3 credits
A critical examination of the nature and justification of religious belief. Topics discussed include the existence of God, the nature of religious belief, the problem of evil, the possibility of life after death and the relation between religion and morality. Note: Also listed as RLST 200. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0237] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             WILSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (SS  203)


PHIL 251  Ethical Issues in Science, Engineering                  3 credits
          and Information Technology (AH)                   
The primary focus of the course is an inquiry into the ethical responsibilities of scientists, engineers and information technologists in today’s high tech, information-oriented society. Students are introduced to both historical and contemporary issues involving ethical and professional responsibility through an extensive discussion and analysis of case studies. The key feature of the course involves learning how to conduct an ethical analysis and then learning how to apply this analysis to a case study. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0238] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             WILSON, R
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  015)


PHIL 334  Asian Philosophy (AH or C)                              3 credits
This course consists of a critical survey of the major philosophical and spiritual traditions of India, China and Japan. The key concepts and principles of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and Shintoism are examined and discussed. Topics include the difference in emphasis and approach between the philosophical thought of East and West, the conceptual relations between the various Asian traditions and the importance of the concept of enlightenment in Asian thought. Special attention is given to the role that Asian philosophy has played in shaping Asian culture. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor. For more information contact rtemplet@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0239] 6060 Meets 06/01/2004 - 07/09/2004             TEMPLETON, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV013)


PHIL 420  Continental Philosophy                                  3 credits
A study of central texts and themes in the 19th-and 20th- century European philosophy. Readings will be drawn from figures such as Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleu-Ponty, Foucault and Derrida. Prerequisite: Two courses in philosophy or permission of instructor. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0240] 7060 Meets 07/12/2004 - 08/20/2004             WILSON, R
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  015)


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