ADPL 1005 Problems in Philosophy
ADPL100501 Syllabus - Prof. Miles
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.
ADPL100501 Thurs 6:15–9:15, Jan 15–May 7, Thomas Miles
ADPL100502 Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 12–May 11, Brian Braman
ADPL 125201 Practical Logic
ADPL125201 Syllabus (preliminary)
A course not in the "new logic" (symbolic, or mathematical, logic) but in the "old logic" (ordinary language logic) invented by Aristotle and used for 2300 years in all the humanities. Includes such topics as definition, contradiction, syllogisms, implied premises, induction, and analogy. The course includes the commonsensical philosophical bases for this logic and also many practical applications to reading, interpreting, evaluating, and inventing arguments, especially in dialogs. Weekly quizzes, extra credit opportunities, and a take-home final exam. Texts: (1) SOCRATIC LOGIC, (2) THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE, (3) SUMMA PHILOSOPHICA (all 3 titles by Peter Kreeft)
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 13–May 5, Peter Kreeft
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.
Sat 9–3:30, Mar 14–May 2, Joseph Jiang, S.J.
ADPL 150001 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.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 14–May 6, Evan Clarke
ADPL 350001 Philosophy of Science
What is science? How does science work? What is the nature of progress in science? Where does science stand in a broader social and cultural context? In this course, we take up these and other philosophical questions concerning the nature of science. We draw on a wide range of writings. from the works of early modern figures like Francis Bacon and Descartes to those of more recent thinkers like Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 12–May 11, Evan Clarke
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