Philosophy

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Philosophy

CAS PH 100

Introduces the nature of philosophical activity through careful study of major philosophical topics. Topics include happiness, knowledge, and God's existence. How is knowledge acquired? What reasons are there for supposing that God exists? Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Introduction to Ethics

CAS PH 150

What is morality? What does morality require of us in our daily lives? We look both at theories that specify what morality requires of us and at specific moral issues to which these theories apply. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 10)

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Politics and Philosophy

CAS PH 155

An introduction to major themes and questions in political philosophy. Includes a study of classical and modern texts, as well as an exploration of contemporary political issues. Carries CAS humanities division credit. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Reasoning and Argumentation

CAS PH 160

A systematic study of the principles of both deductive and informal reasoning, calculated to enhance students' actual reasoning skills, with an emphasis on reasoning and argumentation in ordinary discourse. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 10)

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Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

CAS PH 247

An introduction to the Chinese philosophical tradition, including a study of classical Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Mohism, Legalism, and modern developments. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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Medical Ethics

CAS PH 251

Explores moral philosophical issues that arise in connection with medicine and emerging biotechnologies. Examines topics such as the right to healthcare, research ethics, euthanasia, abortion, concepts of death and disease, and assisted reproductive technologies. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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History of Ancient Philosophy

CAS PH 300

The history of ancient Greek philosophy from its beginnings through Aristotle: the cosmos, human nature, Socrates and Plato, metaphysics, music, atomic theories, immortality, friendship, love, being and nonbeing, civil disobedience, form and formlessness, definitions, and the hierarchy of reality. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

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