PHI 2100 (PL)  Ancient Philosophy.  Cr. 3.
This course satisfies the General Education Requirement in Philosophy and Letters (PL).

This course satisfies the General Education Requirement in Philosophy and Letters (PL). An introduction to the Western philosophical tradition from its origins in Ancient Greece. Unifying themes and important contrasts between the two eras will be stressed. Readings from the pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle.

PHI 2110 (PL)  Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy.  Cr. 3.
This course satisfies the General Education Requirement in Philosophy and Letters (PL).

A survey of the views concerning knowledge and reality of the major European philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant.

 PHI 2150 (FC) Chinese Philosophy. Cr. 3. (Cross-listed with ASN 2150)
This course satisfies the General Education Requirement in Foreign Culture (FC).

A survey of the main philosophical traditions from ancient to pre-communist China.  Readings are selected from Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, Legalism, Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, and the Chinese Enlightenment. We will examine Chinese perspectives on the following questions:  Who is a virtuous person? Are moral actions motivated by reason or emotion? How do we know that the external world exists? Which characteristics identify legitimate political authority? Is there an objective measure of historical progress?

 PHI 5400  Presocratic Philosophy.  Cr. 3.

Prereq:  any philosophy course at the 2000-level or above, or Classics major, or consent of instructor.

Selected readings on topics in the Presocratic philosophers, the philosophers who preceded, or were contemporaneous with, the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (from the seventh throught the fifth centuries B.C. E.), such as Heraclitus, Parmenides, Zeno, and Democritus.

 PHI 5410 Plato.  Cr. 4.

Prereq: any philosophy course at the 2000-level or above, or classics major, or consent of instructor.

Selected readings on topics in Plato.

 PHI 5420 Aristotle.  Cr. 4.

Prereq: any philosophy course at the 2000-level or above, or classics major, or consent of instructor.

Selected readings on topics in Aristotle.

 PHI 5440 Continental Rationalism.  Cr. 4.

Prereq: any philosophy course at the 2000-level or above, or consent of instructor.

Topics concerning Descartes, Spinoza, or Leibniz.

 PHI 5450 British Empiricism.  Cr. 4.

Prereq: any philosophy course at the 2000-level or above, or consent of instructor.

Topics concerning Locke, Berkeley, or Hume.

 PHI 5460 Kant. Cr. 4.

Prereq: any philosophy course at the 2000-level or above, or consent of instructor.

Selected topics or readings in Kant's philosophy.

 PHI 5510 Special Topics in the History of Philosophy. Cr. 4 (Max. 8)

Prereq: Any Philosophy course from the History of Philosophy group, or consent of instructor.

Topics to be announced in the schedule of classes.

 PHI 7810 Seminar in History of Philosophy. Cr. 4 (Max. 8).

 Study of a philosopher of a period.


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