200-400 LEVEL COURSE OFFERINGS

PHI 300 Theories of Human Nature.   Survey of philosophical, scientific and religious conceptions of the human being, from past and present and from various cultures.   Part of the Identity Issue.  Junior Standing

FALL 2018:

PHI 300 01 MWF 11:00am-11:50am; Dwayne Tunstall; Allendale Campus

PHI 300 02 TR 9:00am-9:50am; Mark Pestana; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2019:

PHI 300 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Hope Sample; Allendale Campus

PHI 300 02 MW 3:00pm-4:15pm; Patrick Anderson; Allendale Campus

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PHI 311 Ancient Great Philosophers.  A study of one or several ancient great philosophers. Cross listed with CLA 311. May be repeated for credit if content varies.

WINTER 2019:

PHI 311 01 MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; David Crane; Allendale Campus  

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PHI 312 Medieval Great Philosophers.  A study of one or several medieval great philosophers.   May be repeated for credit, if content differs.

WINTER 2019 only:

PHI 312 01 T 6:00 pm-8:50 pm; Mark S Pestana; Allendale Campus

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PHI 313 Early Modern Great Philosophers.  A study of one or several modern great philosophers up to Kant, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.  

FALL 2018 only:

PHI 313 01 MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; Peimin Ni; Allendale Campus  

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PHI 314 Late Modern Great Philosophers.   A study of one or several late modern great philosophers. Course may be repeated if content differs.

WINTER 2019 only:

PHI 314 01 MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm; David Vessey; Allendale Campus

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PHI 315 Recent Great Philosophers.  A study of one or several recent great philosophers, such as: Kierkegaard, Marx, James, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Dewey, Arendt, Merleau-Ponty, Peirce, Whitehead.

FALL 2018 only:

PHI 315 01 TR 4:00pm-5:15pm; Ronald Loeffler; Allendale Campus  

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PHI 320 Social and Political Philosophy.  Analyzes the intellectual appropriation of the concept of freedom over time. Emphasis will be given to the dynamic interaction between freedom and social control in classics of Western philosophy. Part of Human Rights Issue

WINTER 2019 only:

PHI 320 01 MWF 11:00am-11:50 am; Mlado Ivanovic Allendale Campus 

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PHI 325 Ethics in Professional Life.  Examination of ethical principles and practice in business, medicine, education, law, and government. Aims at providing students with the intellectual framework for an ethical analysis of situations. Part of Human Rights Issue

FALL 2018:

PHI 325 01 MWF 12:00pm-12:50pm; Patrick Anderson; Allendale Campus  

PHI 325 02 (SWS) M 6:00pm-8:50pm; Sarah McGrath; Allendale Campus  

PHI 325 03 MW 3:00pm-4:15pm; Patrick Anderson; Allendale Campus

PHI 325 04 MW 4:30pm-5:45pm; Patrick Anderson; Allendale Campus

PHI 325 05 TR 6:00pm-8:50pm; Sarah McGrath; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2019: 

PHI 325 01 TR  4:00pm-5:15pm; TBA; Allendale Campus

PHI 325 02 MWF  8:00am-8:50am; TBA; Allendale Campus  

PHI 325 03 MWF  9:00am-9:50am;TBA;  Allendale Campus

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PHI 330 Legal Philosophy. Introduction to the nature of law, law and morality, principles and practice, freedom and determinism, common sense and science, punishment, necessity, and coercion, mental disease, all arising directly form the careful study of a substantive body of law. Especially valuable for pre-law students.  Part of the Human Rights Issue. 

FALL 2018 only:

PHI 330 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am John Uglietta: Allendale Campus

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PHI 341 Philosophy of Death and Dying.  A philosophical exploration of ethical, religious, and metaphysical questions about death and dying.

FALL 2018:

PHI 341 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Teresa Castelao-Lawless; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2019: 

PHI 341 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Ryan Pollock; Allendale Campus

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PHI 343 Philosophy of Religion.  Does God exist? Is there a life after death? How did evil enter the world? Is there any place for reason in religion, or is religious faith only a matter of subjective experience? These questions are explored.  Part of the Identity Issue.

FALL 2018:  

PHI 343 01 MWF 11:00am-11:50am; Mark M Moes; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2019:

 PHI 343 01 MWF 11:00am-11:50am; Mark M Moes; Allendale Campus

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PHI 370 Sex Matters: Feminist Philosophy in the Contemporary World.  Sex and gender are central to our identity. The course explores these concepts within the intersection of race, class, sexualities, and ethnicities. Part of the Identity Issue

FALL 2018:  

PHI 370 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am Hope Sample; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2019:

PHI 370 01 MW 4:30pm-5:45pm Patrick Anderson; Allendale Campus

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PHI 400 Wisdom of the East: Advanced Topics in Asian Philosophy. A study of one or more Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, or Taoist philosophers. Topics: human nature, society and individual, moral practice, suffering and liberation, religiosity.  Three credits. Fulfills Culture-World Perspectives requirement. 

Winter 2019 Only:

PHI 400 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Peimin Ni; Allendale Campus  

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PHI 430 Mind, Brain, Consciousness: Philosophy of Mind. A study of classical and contemporary philosophical perspectives on the human mind. Topics may include materialistic vs. non-materialistic conceptions of thought and consciousness; relation between mind and brain, body, behavior, and environment; artificial intelligence; animal cognition; mental illness; altered states of consciousness, self-consciousness, person hood. 

FALL 2018:

PHI 430 01 TR 1:00pm-2:15am; Ronald Loeffler; Allendale Campus

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PHI 440 Epistemology.  What is knowledge? What is the relation of knower to known? How is knowledge distinguished from belief? What are the nature and ground of certainty? Themes

Not offered this academic year

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PHI 450 Metaphysics. A study of representative metaphysical systems and problems through the writings of the classical, medieval, modern and recent periods. Topics studied include being, substance, causation, essence, matter, form, space, time, relation, etc. Same attention to nonwestern metaphysical thought.

Not offered this academic year

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PHI 495 Reality, Knowledge, and Value (Capstone). The purpose is, by a review of basic presuppositions about knowledge, reality, and value, to make clear what unites and what separates the main traditions in people's search for wisdom. Prerequisites: Major or minor in philosophy and senior standing. 

FALL 2018:

PHI 495 01 MWF 12:00pm-12:50pm; David Vessey; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2019:

PHI 495 01 TR 2:30pm-3:45pm; Stephen Rowe; Allendale Campus



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