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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Philosophy

FALL 2017

ADPL 125201  Practical Logic
ADPL125201 Syllabus
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.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Aug 30–Dec 13, Colin Connors

ADPL 148301  Philosophy of Human Sexuality
ADPL148301 Syllabus
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, Aug 29–Dec 12, Peter Kreeft

ADPL 1500  Ethics
ADPL 1500 01 Syllabus - Prof Hatzimalonas - Hybrid
ADPL 1500 02 Syllabus - Prof Severson - ONLINE
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.
ADPL 1500 01 Mon 6:15–9:15,  Aug 28–Dec 11, Manos Hatzimalonas
Section 01 is HYBRID, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Refer to the course syllabus in Canvas and on the Woods College website for more detailed information.
ADPL1500 02  ONLINE  Aug 28–Dec 16, 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.

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