Spring 2020 Courses
PHIL 5002 - Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Day and Time: M 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Babette Babich
PHIL 5051 - Existentialism and Critical Phenomenology
Day and Time: T 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Shiloh Whitney
PHIL 5305 - Confronting Moral Controversy
Day and Time: F 12 - 2 p.m.
Instructor: Nicholas Smyth
Moral and political controversy is everywhere, but it can seem like it never gets anywhere. Our society is deeply divided over certain controversial topics; for example, Abortion, Affirmative Action, Animal Rights, Free Speech, Pornography and Climate Change. This course will ask students to confront these moral controversies, and it will focus primarily on developing three crucial skills. First, students will learn to read and interpret influential articles by moral philosophers on these issues. Second, students will develop the ability to argue productively about these controversial issues with other students who might not share their opinions. Third, each student will develop and defend a moral principle (or set of principles) that can justify their own particular moral views. Students should leave the course better equipped to deal with moral and political controversy in their lives and careers.
PHIL 6120 - Democratic Political Economy
Day and Time: R 5 - 7 p.m.
Instructor: Judith Green
PHIL 7058 Bonaventure's Metaphysics
Day and Time: M 12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Christopher Cullen, S.J.
This course is a survey of the metaphysics of Bonaventure, one of the important representatives of Scholastic thought. Students will investigate major elements of his ontology and natural theology. Particular attention will be given to his treatment of the transcendentals, analogy, and his apophaticism.
PHIL 7235 Husserl's Ideas II
Day and Time: T 2 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: John Drummond
PHIL 7310 Self-Cultivation Philosophies
Day and Time: R 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Christopherr Gowans
PHIL 8001 - Sem: Phil Education
Day and Time: M 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Instructor: Samir Haddad
PHIL 8050 - Proseminar: Phil Rsch/Writing
Day and Time: W 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Stephen Grimm