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Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 401 (02) - Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 51259
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.
Section Comments: Introduction to Philosophy through Science Fiction
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Equivalent(s): PHIL 401H, PHIL 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nina Windgaetter
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MCC 240
Additional Course Details: 

These are unusual times.  Here is the plan for the start of the semester, which may be adjusted if the Covid-19 situation changes:

In standard weeks, I’ll upload lecture videos by Monday that must be watched by Thursday at 1:30pm.  There will be quizzes on these lecture videos as well as quizzes on the assigned preparation (reading & viewing) which will be due on Thursdays at 1:30pm.  The reading will be around 2 short works of science fiction and 2 shorter works of academic or popular writing (two classes worth of material).  From time to time, there may be short written assignments as well, with the same due date.  Class will meet as scheduled on Thursday only.

There will be around three nonstandard weeks (including the first week) where we will meet in person on Tuesday as well as Thursday.  Canvas will be updated regularly and you'll receive advanced warning for such weeks so that you can plan accordingly.

You can see two sample weeks below.


Course Description:

This course will introduce students to philosophy through science fiction. Science fiction and philosophy are deeply linked through their common use of thought experiments.  Our main goal will be to motivate and explore philosophical questions by appeal to thought experiments from short stories and film.  We’ll begin by examining questions about human nature and knowledge practices, discuss theories of morality, and then discuss what we owe to each other.

This will be a highly interactive class.  Students will be expected to come to class having done and processed the assigned out-of-class work (readings, assigned videos (including lecture videos, short writing assignments)), so that they are prepared to engage with other students about the material and related questions in class.  Every week will have a question that we’re trying to answer, and activities will be designed around that question.

 

Two sample weeks:

Week 2: How does evolution work, and can technology play a role?

  • Godfrey-Smith, “Meetings Across the Tree of Life,” Other Minds  [philosophy].
  • Dawkins, “Good Design,” The Blind Watchmaker [philosophy].
  • Bisson, “Bears Discover Fire” (8p) [scifi].
  • Haldeman, “None so Blind” (7p) [scifi].

Week 14: What should we do about serious and persistant injustice?  Is there a right to revolution?

  • Notes on Just War Theory [philosophy].
  • Coates, excerpts from "Legitimate Authority," The Ethics of War [philosophy].
  • Collins, excerpts from Ch1 of The Hunger Games & Ch6 of ­Catching Fire [scifi].  (I might also add a few pages from the prequel out in May 2020.)
  • The Hunger Games (2012) [scifi movie].
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 401 (1SY) - Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 51627
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.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 401H, PHIL 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Matthew Dowd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 412 (1SY) - Beginning Logic

Beginning Logic

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 53547
Principles of reasoning and development of symbolic techniques for evaluating arguments.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 412H
Attributes: Quantitative Reasoning(Disc)
Instructors: Andrew Christie
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 421 (01) - Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56024
Contemporary philosophic concerns and perspectives as reflected in one or more of the arts (literature, theatre, film, music, plastic art). Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 421H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Matthew Dowd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm HORT 307
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 421 (02) - Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56025
Contemporary philosophic concerns and perspectives as reflected in one or more of the arts (literature, theatre, film, music, plastic art). Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 421H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Matthew Dowd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm HORT 204

PHIL 421 (M2) - Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56484
Contemporary philosophic concerns and perspectives as reflected in one or more of the arts (literature, theatre, film, music, plastic art). Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 421H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Phillip Deen
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 1:01pm - 2:50pm ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 430 (01) - Ethics and Society

Ethics and Society

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56026
Critical study of principles and arguments advanced in discussion of current moral and social issues. Possible topics: violence, rules of warfare, sexual morality, human rights, punishment, abortion.
Section Comments: Social Stratification (Race, Class, Gender)
Equivalent(s): PHIL 430H, PHIL 430W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nina Windgaetter
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 9:40am - 11:00am MCC 240
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 430 (02) - Ethics and Society

Ethics and Society

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56027
Critical study of principles and arguments advanced in discussion of current moral and social issues. Possible topics: violence, rules of warfare, sexual morality, human rights, punishment, abortion.
Section Comments: Social Stratification (Race, Class, Gender)
Equivalent(s): PHIL 430H, PHIL 430W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nina Windgaetter
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 204
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 431 (1HY) - Business Ethics

Business Ethics

Course Delivery Method: Rotational Attendance, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   120  
CRN: 53960
An interdisciplinary study of ethical issues in business. This course, taught collaboratively by business school and philosophy department faculty, applies philosophical perspectives, critical thinking, and analysis to ethical decision-making and implementation in the workplace as well as the broader context of other businesses, customers, society, and the environment.
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 9:40am - 11:00am MCC 340
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy

PHIL 431 (2HY) - Business Ethics

Business Ethics

Course Delivery Method: Rotational Attendance, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   60  
CRN: 53961
An interdisciplinary study of ethical issues in business. This course, taught collaboratively by business school and philosophy department faculty, applies philosophical perspectives, critical thinking, and analysis to ethical decision-making and implementation in the workplace as well as the broader context of other businesses, customers, society, and the environment.
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Jennifer Armstrong
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm KING S145
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE