|Topics in Philosophy|
|TOPICS IN PHIL|
|CLASS CODE:||PHIL 497R||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||LANGUAGE & LETTERS|
|DEPARTMENT:||HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||Intensive study of a philosophical period, figure, or topic through close readings of primary and secondary texts. Includes a major research and writing project.
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||Sample topics: Medieval philosophy, the Presocratics, Plato, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Existentialism, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, virtue ethics, philosophical logic, space and time.
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||The purpose of this course is two-fold: First, to help students to develop a deeper and more thorough understanding of a period, figure, movement, or topic in philosophy than is possible in more general courses. Second, to give students the confidence and the tools to carryout such study and research on their own.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Major Research Project
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|