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ADPL 100501  Problems in Philosophy
This course introduces students to some of the enduring problems and questions about life that are addressed by the Western and Eastern philosophical traditions. We will read works by key thinkers such as Plato, Epictetus, Confucius, Lao Tzu, John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henry David Thoreau, and Martin Luther King.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 25–May 16, Brian Braman

ADPL 125201  Practical Logic
Basic principles and practice of classical Aristotelian (common-sense, ordinary-language, not mathematical) logic. One of the most practical courses any learner can take; on the very structure of rational thought itself and how to put this order and clarity into individual thinking.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 25–May 16, Evan Clarke

ADPL 130901  Marriage and the Family
This course explores the significance of the most funda-mental and intimate human relationship, marriage and the ­family. It considers a cross-cultural understanding, the ­individual dimension and the interpersonal interactions which occur. Focus is on the American marriage and family to see why and how it has evolved into its present form. This courses will also cover the marriage and family traditions and practices from other regions and countries.
Sat 9–3:30, Mar 19–May 14, The Department

ADPL 148301  Philosophy of Human Sexuality
This topic generates more talk and less light than almost any other subject. Course considers what is sexuality? Why is it so mysterious? How important is it to self-identity, self-knowledge and relationships? How can we think clearly and fairly about current controversies such as surrogate parenting, AIDS, contraception, gender identity and roles, relation between sex and family, marriage, religion and society? Philosophers, novelists, scientists, theologians, psychologists and even mystics shed light on this issue.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 19–May 10, Peter Kreeft

ADPL 1500  Ethics
This course introduces students to the main schools of ethical thought in the Western philosophical tradition. We examine works by philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant and Mill, and we ask how the ethical systems developed by these figures can help us to think through issues like economic inequality, the treatment of animals, and euthanasia.
ADPL150001 Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 20–May 11, The Department
FULLY ONLINE COURSE. No day/times are specified; students must participate weekly per all communications and instructions from the professor; students must adhere to course schedule and submit weekly course work on time.
Jan 19–May 16,  Eric Severson

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