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Summer 2005




PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy (AH)                         3 credits
Introduction to fundamental philosophical concepts and methods, through the consideration of issues such as the existence and nature of God, the relationship between mind and body, personal identity, the relationship between free will and determinism, moral responsibility, the nature and possibility of knowledge, causality and the nature of reality. Emphasis on the formulation and evaluation of philosophical arguments and may draw upon historical as well as contemporary readings. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0332] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             WILSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV006)


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.
[0333] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             WILSON, R
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  006)


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 will be 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 department.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0334] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             TEMPLETON, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)


PHIL 346  Deductive Systems                                       3 credits
An introduction to symbolized deductive logic, including the construction of formalized systems for traditional logic, the sentential calculus and first-order predicate calculus. These systems will be constructed semantically (as formalizations of deductive reasoning in natural languages) and syntactically (as uninterpreted systems). The course emphasizes the distinction between mechanical decision procedures and the construction of deductive proofs. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0335] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             WILSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV013)


PHIL 350  Ethical Theory (AH)                                     3 credits
A critical examination of a range of major ethical theories, chosen from among virtue theories, divine command theories, utilitarian theories, contractualist theories, existentialism and Kantianism. Readings may be drawn from both historical and contemporary texts. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of the department.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0336] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             TEMPLETON, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)


PHIL 399  Topics in Philosophy                                  1-3 credits

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


PHIL 400  Independent Study in Philosophy                       1-4 credits

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


PHIL 420  Continental Philosophy                                  3 credits
A study of central texts and themes in 19th- and 20th- century European philosophy. Readings will be drawn from figures such as Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault and Derrida. Prerequisite: Two courses in philosophy or permission of instructor. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0340] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             WILSON, R
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  015)


PHIL 701  DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH                         1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


PHIL 790  Applied Ethics Practicum                                2 credits

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


PHIL 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

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


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