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2012-2013 Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 217 - Philosophy of Language
Philosophical study of the nature of language. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course at 100-level. Recommended: PHIL 013.
Credits: 3.00
PHIL 221 - D2: Topics in Chinese Phil
Detailed examination of a classical Chinese philosophical text or school. Prerequisite: PHIL 121.
Credits: 3.00
PHIL 235 - Topics in Phil of Religion
Advanced study of such issues as the metaphysics of religion, the epistemology of religious belief, philosophy and faith, religion and science, and religion and ethics. (May be repeated for credit when topic is significantly different and with departmental approval.) Prerequisite: PHIL 101, PHIL 102 or PHIL 135.
Credits: 3.00
PHIL 240 - Contemporary Ethical Theory
In-depth study of metaethics, emphasizing recent work. Topics include moral objectivity, moral language, moral epistemology, and the relationship between morality and reasons. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course at the 100-level.
Credits: 3.00
PHIL 241 - Contemp Social&Political Phil
The ideas of leading contemporary philosophers concerning freedom, tolerance, economic justice, international relations, and the relationship between the individual, the community and the state. Prerequisite: PHIL 140, PHIL 142, PHIL 143, or PHIL 144.
Credits: 3.00
PHIL 242 - Justice & Equality
An examination of contemporary normative theories of distributive justice and equality. Prerequisites: POLS 041 and either a 100-level POLS course, or PHIL 140, PHIL 142, PHIL 143, or PHIL 144. Cross-listed with: POLS 241.
Credits: 3.00
PHIL 265 - American Philosophy
The thought of such leading American philosophers as Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, and Whitehead. Prerequisites: PHIL 101, PHIL 102.
Credits: 3.00
PHIL 295 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PHIL 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PHIL 297 - Adv Readings & Research
Independent study with an instructor on a specific philosopher or philosophical problem. Prerequisites: Instructor permission; an appropriate 200-level course in Philosophy.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
PHIL 298 - Adv Readings & Research
Independent study with an instructor on a specific philosopher or philosophical problem. Prerequisites: Instructor permission; an appropriate 200-level course in Philosophy.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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