FALL 2012 COURSE OFFERING
PH 211 Ethics 3 Cr.
W/F 10:10-11:30 R. Lilly
PH 215 Buddhist Philosophy 3 Cr.
W/F 12:20-1:40 J. Smith
PH 328 Metaphysics 4 Cr.
T/TH 3:40-5:30 L. Jorgensen
PH 329 Seminar in Kant 4 Cr.
W/F 12:30-2:10 R. Lilly
PR 324 Phil of Religion (AB) 4 Cr.
T/TH 9:10-11:00 J. Smith
TOPICS COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PH 329 - Seminar in Kant
Immanuel Kant, considered by many to be among the 4-5 most important figures in the history of Western philosophy, represents the transition from early modern philosophy to 19th and 20th century philosophy. The primary goal of this course is to help students understand the ‘inner workings’ of Kant as well as his importance for philosophy. Kant wrote a series of major works covering the theory of knowledge, morality and aesthetics respectively, and in each of them the “transcendental standpoint,” which is Kant’s paradigm-changing contribution to philosophy, is the core idea. This seminar will focus on Kant’s initial presentation of transcendental philosophy in his theory of knowledge, but we will also look more briefly at his practical philosophy as well as his philosophy of art. Emphasis will be on a collaborative approach to the material in which student writing and discussion will be primary.”
SSP 100 - First Year Scribner Seminar
Prof. W. Lewis
Political Economy is the relationship between political, cultural, and economic institutions and processes. One reality of political economy is that she has always had her poor, her masses, her multitudes. In addition to listening to the poor represent their own experience, this course will use the tools of the social sciences, philosophy, and literature to understand why the poor are perennial.
In addition to being an interdisciplinary inquiry into political economy, this is a course about knowing, particularly about ways to identify problems, formulate productive questions, and go about answering those questions.
** This course does not count towards the philosophy major/minor.