Discusses the age-old question concerning the meaning of life as it has been explored in world philosophies. Themes include the roles of God and spirituality in life, the significance of death, freedom versus determinism, the possible absurdity of life, and the importance of goals such as happiness in our existence. 01/13/2020-05/04/2020 Lecture Monday, Wednesday 09:30AM - 10:50AM EST, Room to be Announced
Examines philosophical themes and issues found in major works of literature and film. Based on a realization that meaning and truth arise through reflection upon everyday lived reality, we explore how one lives, struggles, and creates meaning in one's search for identity, wholeness, and truth by examining works of literature and film through various lenses of critical analysis. 01/13/2020-05/04/2020 Lecture Monday 03:00PM - 05:50PM EST, Room to be Announced
Explores philosophical issues underlying environmental and ecological controversies. Issues include whether the value of a human being is fundamentally different from the value of other living species or of the environment itself, what role consumer goods and services play in a good life, and whether environmental consciousness conflicts with a good life. 01/14/2020-04/28/2020 Lecture Tuesday 03:00PM - 05:50PM EST, Room to be Announced
Examines moral questions concerning rights and responsibilities in professional biomedical relationships. Includes issues such as truth-telling, informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, patient self-determination, reproductive technologies, euthanasia, eugenics, and broader questions of justice in health care. 01/13/2020-05/04/2020 Lecture Monday 03:00PM - 05:50PM EST, Room to be Announced
Focuses on the theoretical approaches to ethics in the classical Western tradition (Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill) and in multicultural and contemporary perspectives. Topics include theories of the good, moral relativism, concepts of moral obligation, definitions of virtue, and utilitarian philosophy. 01/14/2020-04/30/2020 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 03:00PM - 04:20PM EST, Room to be Announced
Explores argument forms and the nature of validity and deductive reasoning, including proof procedures, truth tables, syllogisms, quantification, and predicate logic. 01/14/2020-04/30/2020 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 12:30PM - 01:50PM EST, Room to be Announced
Explores argument forms and the nature of validity and deductive reasoning, including proof procedures, truth tables, syllogisms, quantification, and predicate logic. 01/14/2020-04/30/2020 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 11:00AM - 12:20PM EST, Room to be Announced
Explores a cluster of problems and competing perspectives: the nature of religious language, the evidence for and against the existence of God, the problem of evil, the relationship of faith to reason, and the meaning of death in light of differing analyses. 01/15/2020-04/29/2020 Lecture Wednesday 11:00AM - 01:50PM EST, Room to be Announced
Explores the nature of human consciousness and the self. Focuses on the views of contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and Asian religious thinkers; readings include classical authors such as Descartes as well as contemporary philosophers such as Daniel Dennett. 01/14/2020-04/28/2020 Lecture Tuesday 03:00PM - 05:50PM EST, Room to be Announced