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Winter 2005




PHIL 152  Introduction to Moral Theory (AH)                       3 credits
An introduction to philosophical theories of morality, which address such questions as: What ought we do? How ought we live? Is there any right answer to such questions? If there are any right answers, upon what are they based, and how do we come to know them? What makes it the case that we should or should not lie, kill other people or eat animals? Various theoretical positions are covered and may include moral skepticism or relativism, Aristotelianism or virtue ethics, utilitarianism, Kantianism and other forms of non-consequentialism. Readings may include both historical and contemporary sources. Critical and charitable reading, argument analysis and writing are emphasized. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0064] 9101 MTuW.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)       WILSON, R


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.
[0065] 9101 MTuW.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)       TEMPLETON, R


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