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Winter 2004




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.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0067] 9101 MTuWTh.....9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 356  Philosophy of Law                                       3 credits
What is the relationship between law and morality? How should judges interpret the Constitution? Is there a moral obligation to obey the law? What is the philosophical basis of legal responsibility? How is institutional punishment, including capital punishment, justified? What are the legal limits to our freedom? This course addresses these and other foundational questions and attempts to connect them with practical issues that confront contemporary society. Students will study various accounts of Constitutional interpretation and judicial review through the examination of landmark and recent Supreme Court decisions. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor. Note: Also listed as PHIL 699. For more information contact msmccabe01@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG
[0068] 9101 MTuWTh.....6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  018)       MCCABE, M


PHIL 368  Aesthetics                                              3 credits
An exploration of central philosophical issues concerning art and art criticism. Topics discussed may include the nature of beauty, aesthetic evaluations, the identity of works of art, the relation of art to morality, the relation between art and nature, the status of aesthetic experience and perception. Readings are drawn from historical and contemporary sources. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0069] 9101 MTuWTh.....1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)       WILSON, R


PHIL 699  Special Topics in Philosophy Philosophy of              3 credits
          Law                                               

          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE.    SEE   PHIL   356   FOR   COURSE
          DESCRIPTION.
[0071] 9101 MTuWTh.....6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  018)       MCCABE, M


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