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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 23–May 15, 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.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 17–May 9, Evan Clarke

ADPL 130901  Marriage and the Family
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Course Information and Schedule page in AGORA and on the Woods College website for more detailed information.
This course explores the significance of the most fundamental and intimate relationships, marriage and family. Through analysis of film, popular literature, social science research, philosophical sources, and theological texts, the course will survey the philosophies of personhood and relationality that function as the foundations for how we understand the historical and modern institutions of marriage. The course will consider how contemporary political, economic, ideological, and technological pressures have altered the condition of the family system and intimate relationships in the context of 21st century American life.
Sat 12–3:00, Jan 21–May 13, David Goodman

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 18–May 10, Evan Clarke, Face-to-Face section
ADPL150002  ONLINE SECTION  Jan 17–May 15, Eric Severson

Section 02 is a FULLY ONLINE SECTION - Asynchronous - No days or times are specified; students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.

ADPL 301001  History of Philosophy I: Ancient/Medieval
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 17–May 9, Peter Kreeft

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