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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-July 1)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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Philosophy of Sexuality and Gender

CAS PH 256

Analyzes notions of gender and sexuality. Questions include: Are gender and sexual identity natural, or are they social constructions? How are they related to love and desire? Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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Philosophy of Science

CAS PH 270

Uses scientific examples from the study of physics, biology, and mind. Focuses on the aims of science, the nature of scientific understanding, the structure and interpretation of scientific theories, and the development of science. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 2 (July 13-August 12)

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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: $2560

Summer 2 (July 6-August 12)

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The Philosophy of Love

CAS PH 445

Prereq: one philosophy course, or consent of instructor. Love is important to all of us, yet it is notoriously difficult to say exactly what it is, and what it demands of us. This course explores a range of philosophical theories concerning the nature of love, and its demands. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-July 1)

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