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Office location: Ladd Hall, 2nd Floor

DEPARTMENT CHAIR:
Reginald S. Lilly, Professor of Philosophy

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR:
Ruby Grande

Spring 2011 Courses

PH 101-001     Intro. to Philosophy     4 Cr.
M/W     4:00 - 5:50     C. Moore

PH 101-002     Intro. to Philosophy     4 Cr.
T/TH    9:10 - 11:00    C. Moore

PH 101-003     Intro. to Philosophy     4 Cr.
M/W     2:30 - 4:20     L. Jorgensen

PH 101-004     Intro. to Philosophy     4 Cr.
T/TH     3:40 - 5:30     R. Lilly

PH 207     Logic    4 Cr.
T/TH     11:10 - 12:30     S. Parrillo
F     11:15 - 12:10     

     PH 215     Buddhist :Philosophy     3 Cr.
T/TH     9:40 - 11:00     J. Smith

*PH 230      Drama & Philosophy     3 Cr.
T/TH     12:40 - 2:00     C. Moore

PH 241    Mind, Thought & Consciousness    3 Cr.
T/TH   2:10 - 3:30     L. Jorgensen

PH 306   Nineteenth-Century Philosophy     4 Cr.
T/TH     3:40 - 5:30    W. Lewis

PH 327R   Nietzsche      4 Cr.
M/W     4:00 - 5:50     J. Smith

PH 375     Senior Seminar     4 Cr.
T/TH     9:10 - 11:00     R. Lilly    

 

* Topics Course Descriptions:

PH 230-001

Our nine plays depict the struggle to maintain human virtue—during erotic attraction, through philosophy, or despite loneliness—and each (from Athens, Rome, France, and England) takes place in ancient Greece. We also study Plato and Aristotle on the development of drama and its role in living the good and examined life. The most vivid problems depicted in our works will be perhaps the most accessible: the hopes of love; the fears and desires for self-knowledge; the traps of cynicism. Our works—dramatizing conversation, confession, and decision—provide exemplary occasions and models for reflective exchange and the attainment of political and domestic self-understanding. We start with Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, and continue with Sophocles’ Philoctetes; three rewritings of the same story: Euripides’ Hippolytus, Seneca’s Phaedra, and Racine’s Phèdre; Aristophanes’ Frogs, depicting a contest between the Greek tragedians; the same comic dramatists’ Cloudsand Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens; Plato’s Ion and Symposium and Aristotle’s Poetics; and Molière’s The Misanthrope. The principal graded work will be frequent short- and mid-length writing assignments.