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Fall 2020 Philosophy Courses

PHIL 5009 - Introduction to Aristotle
CRN: 43195
Day and Time: F 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Daryl Tress
Fulfills: Ancient

PHIL 5010 - Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas
CRN: 43196
Day and Time: R 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Brian Davies
Fulfills: Medieval

PHIL 6420 - Expertise
CRN: 44297
Day and Time: T 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Nathan Ballantyne
Fulfills: Contemporary Analytic
Specialization and division of labor have scored tremendous gains in human knowledge. We live in a world of expertise and experts. But the mere existence of expertise does not settle all of the practical and intellectual questions we face about properly taking advantage of expertise—and not being taken advantage of by experts who mislead and misinform. Over the last couple decades, philosophical questions about expertise, trust in experts, and the abuse of expertise have gained attention, and that growing literature will be our focus in this seminar. Here are some of the questions we will consider. What is the nature of expertise and the function of experts? Does the nature of expertise vary by field or domain? How can non-experts effectively identify expertise? What is required for non-experts to trust experts reasonably or rationally? How can experts effectively signal their credentials and reliability to non-experts? When should conflicts of interest undermine the value of expertise or our trust in experts? What are the various misuses of expertise, and how can these be mitigated? Can there be expertise about philosophical topics? In the main, our readings will be from social epistemology and the philosophy of science, but some readings will be drawn from the social sciences, psychology, and the history of science. 

PHIL 7140 - Kant and German Idealism
CRN: 43197
Day and Time: M 12 - 2 p.m.
Instructor: Reed Winegar
Fulfills: Modern

PHIL 7229 - Derrida
CRN: 43198
Day and Time: W 12 - 2 p.m.
Instructor: Samir Haddad
Fulfills: Contemporary Continental

PHIL 7605 - Philosophical Aesthetics
CRN: 43200
Day and Time: M 4 - 6 p.m.
Instructor: Babette Babich
Fulfills: Contemporary Continental

PHIL 8050 - Proseminar: Phil Rsch/Writing
CRN: 11409
Day and Time: W 9:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Giorgio Pini

PHIL 8070 - Professional Writing Seminar
CRN: 27188
Day and Time: M 4 - 6 p.m.
Instructor: Lauren Kopajtic