ADPL 127501 Philosophy in Literature
Exploration of such philosophical themes as self-identity, happiness, death, morality, love, truth, fate, God, friendship, violence, hope, and community in two great epics of very diverse form yet surprisingly similar content: Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (recently voted the greatest book of the twentieth century by two worldwide polls) and Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov (recently selected the greatest novel written by a Time magazine poll of living writers).
Tues 6:15–9:15, Sept 1–Dec 15, 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.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Aug 31–Dec 14, David Storey
Tues 6:15–9:15, Sept 1–Dec 15, Eric Severson ONLINE
ADPL 250001 Philosophy of Human Experience
This course examines the nature of human experience from a variety of philosophical perspectives. Drawing insights from the phenomenological, existentialist, and Thomist traditions, we consider themes such as embodiment, the experience of others, and the experience of time.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Sept 3–Dec 17, Evan Clarke
ADPL 354001 Law and Morality
What is the relationship between man-made law created by the courts and the legislature and religious values? Is there a religious and moral foundation to our civil law in the United States? What do we do when confronted by a "wrong" law such as segregation? How do we determine if a law is wrong? Should religious and moral codes be part of the fabric of decisional case law? This course will compare the classic moral thinking of such authors as Plato, Aquinas, Mill and Locke to actual Constitutional decisions on such issues as the war on terror, capital punishment, gay marriage, sexual privacy, immigration, freedom of religion, abortion and the right to refuse medical treatment.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Sept 2–Dec 16, James Menno
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