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  • PH-101

    Introd. to Philosophy I

    This course offers an introduction to philosophical thinking through reading and discussion of some of the philosophical questions raised by major philosophers.
  • PH-102

    Humans Technological Society

    A consideration of the nature of human beings, centered around the questions: Are human beings machines? Are human beings social? What are human values with respect to the mechanical and electronic means of advancing of destroying human life?
  • PH-103

    Philosophy and Literature

    This course introduces students to some of the questions asked by philosophers through th e course of history by readings selected from the works of well - known philosophers and literary persons.
  • PH-104

    How We Think:An Intro.to Logic

    This course offers an introduction to some of the elements of correct thinking-induction, deduction, validity, syllogism, truth-­- functions, and implication.
  • PH-202

    Laughter

    A philosophical look at laughter through reading and study of both traditional and contemporary theories. Consideration of humor, comedy, amusement, and their opposites, and how they fit into the conception of the human being. Opportunity to develop skill in philosophical thinking.
  • PH-204

    Friendship

    This course will serve as an introduction to philosophical thinking by presenting to the student philosophers who have addressed the question of friendship as it is a part of human life. Both traditional and contemporary philosophers will be studied. There will be opportunity for the student to see the philosophical issues as relevant to everyday life, as well as to academic disciplines.
  • PH-206

    Peace

    This course will serve to extend the student's familiarity with philosophy by presenting philosophers who have addressed the question of peace, particularly as it applies to relations between social groups. Both traditional and contemporary philosophers will be studied. There will be opportunity for the student to see the philosophical questions raised by consideration of peace as relevant to everyday life, as well as to academic disciplines.
  • PH-211

    Medical Ethics

    An introduction to some of the major ethical theories of Western thought through consideration of medical cases to which the theories apply and of current bioethical writings.
  • PH-214

    Women Philosophers

    A study of the writings of women who have thought about human questions and written about them as philosophers. It will in- clude the works of such women philosophers as Hannah Arendt, Simone deBeauvoir, Susanne Langer.
  • PH-218

    A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

    An opportunity to reflect on, and to discuss, some of the tradi- tional philosophical questions raised by current concerns for fitness, health, holistic living, games and sport.
  • PH-314

    Women Philosophers

    A study of the writings of women who have thought about human questions and written about them as philosophers. It will include the works of such women philosophers as Hannah Arendt, Simone deBeauvoir, Susanne Langer.