Term:  

Fall Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
PHILOS (F18)1  INTRO TO PHILOSOPHYFIOCCO, M.
A selection of philosophical problems, concepts, and methods, e.g., free will, cause and substance, personal identity, the nature of philosophy itself. Materials fee.

(IV)
PHILOS (F18)2  PUZZLES & PARADOXESBANICK, K.
Philosophy begins in wonder, and often in puzzles or even paradoxes. This course is an introduction to philosophy and theoretical reasoning through a study of puzzles and paradoxes in the context of the history of philosophy. A puzzle is a phenomenon that seems not to conform to received theories within some domain, while a paradox is an unacceptable conclusion or a contradiction derived from acceptable premises. We’ll consider problems regarding the nature of space-and-time, the infinite, truth (the Liar’s paradox “This claim is false”), mind and brain (Cartesian dualism and beyond?), and more.
PHILOS (F18)4  INTRO TO ETHICSHELMREICH, J.
Selected topics from the history of ethics, e.g., the nature of the good life and the moral justification of conduct.

(IV)
PHILOS (F18)10  HIST ANCIENT PHILOSPERIN, C.
Examination of the central philosophical themes developed by the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, the Epicureans, and the Skeptics.

(IV)
PHILOS (F18)29  CRITICAL REASONINGHEIS, J.
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PHILOS (F18)101  INTR TO METAPHYSICSFIOCCO, M.
A study of one or more of the problems of "first philosophy," e.g., substance, free will, causation, abstract entities, identity.
PHILOS (F18)104  INTRO TO LOGICSCHATZ, J.
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PHILOS (F18)105A  ELEMENTARY SET THRYSTAFF
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PHILOS (F18)106  PROOF THEORYWALSH, S.
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PHILOS (F18)110  TOPICS ANCIENT PHILPERIN, C.
Selected topics from the writings of Plato and Aristotle, e.g., Aristotle's criticisms of Plato's metaphysics, ethics, or politics.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times as topics vary.
PHILOS (F18)120  FREE WILLGREENBERG, S.
Are we free?  Are our choices really up to us?  This course investigates the significance of these questions, the consequences of answering ‘no’ to them, and different ways of answering ‘yes’ to them.
PHILOS (F18)130  TPC IN MORAL PHILOSGILBERT, M.
Selected topics in ethics.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.
PHILOS (F18)131C  MEDICAL ETHICSSTAFF
Analysis of moral issues concerning health care. Topics may include: just allocation of scarce medical resources, the doctor/patient relationship, genetic engineering, surrogate motherhood, abortion, euthanasia, or social policy concerning AIDS.
PHILOS (F18)140  PHILOS OF MEDICINEROSS, L.
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PHILOS (F18)144  PRIVACYWALSH, S.
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PHILOS (F18)150  PHENOMENOLOGYSMITH, D.
We shall study foundations of phenomenology (the study of structures of consciousness), in the writings of Edmund Husserl. We shall consider how phenomenology was employed by the Existential philosophers who followed Husserl’s launching of the new philosophy of experience in phenomenology — considering views developed in Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty. We’ll consider how these seminal ideas in the 20th century are driving much of contemporary philosophy concerning self and other — where the very concept of “the Other” originated.