PHIL 102 - INTRODUCTION TO
Introduction to the main problems of philosophy and its methods of
inquiry, analysis, and criticism. Works of important philosophers
are read. Three semester hours.
PHIL 103 - INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
A survey of traditional logic. Classical and contemporary logic are
considered with special emphasis upon reasoning and argumentation.
Attention is given to the nature of language and its relation to
philosophical problems. Three semester hours.
PHIL 203 - SCIENTIFIC REASONING
A survey of the methods of induction and experimental inquiry.
Classical and contemporary inductive logic are considered with special
emphasis on justification, conditional arguments, testing theoretical
hypotheses, decision analysis, Mill's Methods of Induction, epistemic
probability, and the "logic" of discovery. Three semester
PHIL 302 - ETHICS
The moral principles of conduct and the basic concepts underlying these
principles, such as good, evil, right, wrong, justice, value, duty, and
obligation. The ethical works of influential philosophers are
analyzed in terms of these concepts. Three semester hours.
PHIL 312 - ORIENTAL PHILOSOPHY
Provides an understanding and appreciation of Oriental life and
thought. Certain fundamental and characteristic problems are
examined as they are considered in Oriental traditions. Three
PHIL 315 - EXISTENTIALISM
The philosophy of existence as studied through the works of such thinkers
as Nietzsche, Sartre, Jaspers, Berdyaev, Ortega, Buber, and Camus.
Also considered is the influence of existentialism in political theory,
literature, and the fine arts. Three semester hours.
PHIL 341 - SEMINAR
interest topics taught on an occasional basis.
Three semester hours.
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