Philosophy Summer Courses

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PHIL 1000 L11 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

CRN: 13889
Instructor: Desantis, Richard
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT


PHIL 1000 R11 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

CRN: 13891
Instructor: Smith, Brenton
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT


PHIL 1000 V11 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

Closed
Instructor: Shepardson, Douglas
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT


PHIL 1000 L21 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

CRN: 13896
Instructor: Hahn, Noah
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT


PHIL 1000 R21 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

CRN: 13897
Instructor: Rajagopal, Sanjana
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT


PHIL 1000 PW1 - Philosophy Of Human Nature
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

This course is a philosophical reflection on the central metaphysical and epistemological questions surrounding human nature, which includes discussion of some or all of the following problems: the body/soul distinction and the mind/body problem; the problem of knowledge (relativism, skepticism, the objectivity of knowledge, faith, and reason); free will and determinism; self and society (subjectivity, personhood, sociality, historicity, and tradition); and the elements of identity (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and socioeconomic status). At least 60% of each section of the course is devoted to readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine or Aquinas, and Descartes. Each section includes some writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

Closed
Instructor: Metzger, Nathan
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: FRPT


PHIL 3000 L11 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

CRN: 13895
Instructor: Glaser, Matthew
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 3000 R11 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

CRN: 13899
Instructor: Racine, Maxwell
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 3000 V11 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

CRN: 13901
Instructor: Gruber, Joseph
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 3000 L21 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

Canceled
Instructor: TBA
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 3000 R21 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

Canceled
Instructor: Smith, Brenton
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 3000 V21 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

Closed
Instructor: Pope, Sara
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 3000 PW1 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

Closed
Instructor: Proust, Jeanne
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 3000 PW2 - Philosophical Ethics
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

This course involves philosophical reflection on the major normative ethical theories underlying moral decision-making in our everyday lives. The principal focus of the course is a systematic introduction to the main normative ethical theories, i.e., eudaimonism, natural law ethics, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, and feminism. The differences among these approaches are illuminated by studying various moral issues. In each section of the course, at least half of the readings will be selected from Aristotle and Kant. Each section will include writings by at least one contemporary figure and one figure coming from a group traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.

Closed
Instructor: Begun, Michael
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: HHPA, HUST, PETH


PHIL 4407 V11 - Gender, Power, and Justice
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

The seminar examines the impact of gender norms, roles and assumptions on the moral structure of social life. The seminar will draw on the extensive materials available from feminist theory of ethics, law, and society; the developing body of work on the cultural construction of masculinity, and its moral and social impacts; and new interest in gender differences and women's welfare in global context. The subject cannot fail to be fundamental to student's personal experiences of social and political life. especially as they make the transition from college years to the workplace or to professional training.

Closed
Instructor: Daugs, Gwen
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ADVD, AMST, APPI, ASHS, EP4, VAL, WGSS


PHIL 4407 V21 - Gender, Power, and Justice
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: MW, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

The seminar examines the impact of gender norms, roles and assumptions on the moral structure of social life. The seminar will draw on the extensive materials available from feminist theory of ethics, law, and society; the developing body of work on the cultural construction of masculinity, and its moral and social impacts; and new interest in gender differences and women's welfare in global context. The subject cannot fail to be fundamental to student's personal experiences of social and political life. especially as they make the transition from college years to the workplace or to professional training.

CRN: 13904
Instructor: Whitney, Shiloh
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ADVD, AMST, APPI, ASHS, EP4, VAL, WGSS


PHIL 4480 V11 - Technology and Values
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This senior values seminar examines the challenge that modern technology presents to our traditional ethical standpoints and, ultimately, to the very idea of an ethical culture insofar as modern technology has shifted from merely serving the culture to shaping the culture in fundamental ways regarding the measure of our humanity.

CRN: 13909
Instructor: Babich, Babette
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: EP4, VAL


PHIL 4484 R11 - Freedom and Responsibility
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

The course will investigate several problems concerning freedom, responsibility and the morality of punishment. Is freedom possible in a world completely governed by physical laws? How can I be blamed (or praised) for my actions, given that upbringing, character, and environment are largely matters of luck? Is the practice of punishing criminals morally justifiable? How?

CRN: 13911
Instructor: Schafer, David
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: BEHR, BIOE, EP4, VAL

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.