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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 401 (01) - Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54807
This course gives a basic grounding in Philosophy. We explore enduring questions that we have all grappled with: Does God exist? Do we have free will? How can we lead fulfilling lives? No background in philosophy is needed, only an open and inquiring mind.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 401H, PHIL 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nina Windgaetter
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 108
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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 401 (02) - Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54808
This course gives a basic grounding in Philosophy. We explore enduring questions that we have all grappled with: Does God exist? Do we have free will? How can we lead fulfilling lives? No background in philosophy is needed, only an open and inquiring mind.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 401H, PHIL 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nina Windgaetter
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 107
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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 401 (03) - Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56516
This course gives a basic grounding in Philosophy. We explore enduring questions that we have all grappled with: Does God exist? Do we have free will? How can we lead fulfilling lives? No background in philosophy is needed, only an open and inquiring mind.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 401H, PHIL 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Claudi Brink
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS G21
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 405 (01) - Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54809
One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much BS. Most people are overconfident about their ability to avoid being taken in by it. This course aims to sharpen your BS detection skills and help you to diagnose errors in reasoning. You will learn how to check your (often unreliable) gut reactions, improve your critical thinking skills, and identify specious arguments across a range of topics.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Timm Triplett
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm HS G21
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PHIL 410 (M1) - Happiness, Well-Being , and a Good Life

Happiness and Well-Being

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55567
A sustained exploration of happiness, well-being, and a good life. Are they the same? If not, do any include the others, and can they conflict? What sorts of things might contribute to or detract from happiness, well-being, and having a good life? Comparing work on these topics in philosophy and psychology will be a key theme in the course.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Phillip Deen
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 T 6:10pm - 9:00pm PANDRA P345
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Given that will all die, it is reasonable to ask whether our lives have meaning. In this course, we will examine what makes a life meaningful. First, we will discuss the broader questions of whether meaning relies on supernatural or objective conditions or if it is purely subjective. We will then discuss various projects that may give our lives meaning: being moral, creating art, being authentic, living in the moment, and others. Finally, we will return to the relationship between meaning and death.

 

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 412 (01) - Beginning Logic

Beginning Logic

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56517
Principles of reasoning and development of symbolic techniques for evaluating arguments.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 412H
Attributes: Quantitative Reasoning(Disc)
Instructors: Paul McNamara
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 201
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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 419 (01) - Race, Gender and Social Justice

Race,Gender and Social Justice

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56518
We are in the midst of a social reckoning in the United States. Black Lives Matter and #Me Too have turned a spotlight on the murder of black people by police officers and the sexual assault of women. Public health events reveal racialized health care inequities and unfair domestic and care work for women. This course provides philosophical tools that help us to understand our social world, its history, and to consider how to contribute solutions.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 419W
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Laure Barillas
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS G34
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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 420 (01) - Introduction to Philosophy of Law and Justice

Intro to Phil of Law/Justice

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 53882
Introduction to debates regarding how ethical values relate to law and justice. Is justice universal or relative? Are laws making progress toward justice? How should we balance liberty and equality? Should freedom of speech be an absolute right? Does the state have too much power, or too little? Are laws applied fairly by police and the justice system? Why do we punish? What is the relationship between wealth, race, and justice? Discussion.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nicholas Smith
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 12:40pm - 2:00pm HS 107
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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 421 (02) - Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 53381
Contemporary philosophic concerns and perspectives as reflected in one or more of the arts (literature, theatre, film, music, plastic art).
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 421H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Matthew Dowd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 202
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PHIL 424 (M1) - The Future of Humanity: Science, Technology, and Society

Future of Humanity

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55568
Consideration of the impacts of science and technology on humanity from a philosophical perspective. Topics often include genetic engineering, automated labor, advanced weaponry, artificial intelligence, social media and data extraction, space exploration, alien contact, virtual realities, transhumanism, and the future of humanity as an interplanetary species.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 424H
Attributes: Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Phillip Deen
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 R 9:10am - 12:00pm PANDRA P514
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Virtually every aspect of daily life is mediated by scientific discoveries and technical artifacts. In this course, we will examine two related issues: First, the ways in which scientific-technical community is itself a society and governed by certain principles. We will discuss issues such as the nature of science and technology and the responsibility scientists and engineers have to their own communities and to the broader society. Second, the ways that science and technology influence the larger society. The latter will involve debating the impact of technoscience on public policy and our personal lives.

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