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P318 History of Ancient & Medieval Philosophy (3)

The development of philosophy from its beginning in Greece to the revival of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and William

of Occam at the close of the Middle Ages. Special attention is given to development of Greek philosophy from the pre-

Socratic through the Neo-Platonic periods as foundational to the developing medieval mind of Christian philosophy

and the church fathers.

P321 Philosophies of Education (3)

A general education elective, this course presents a survey of educational theorists, their philosophies, and how those

philosophies have been exercised in educational practices and the implications for students, teachers, parents, and

administration. Students will read the historical background of and original documents by the educational theorists.

Fulfills the Essentials of Philosophy general education requirement for Liberal Studies/Teacher Education and Music Education majors.

P328 History of Modern Philosophy (3)

The development of philosophy from the time of the Renaissance through the modern period. The study begins with

Bruno, Bacon, and Hobbes and concludes with insights related to the contemporary scene.

P367 Ethics (3)

A survey of the main approaches to ethics; issues in personal ethics, such as moral responsibility, decision-making,

honesty, and conscience; and topics in special ethics such as war, abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, and church-

state relations. Fulfills the philosophic studies general education requirement.

Fulfills the Essentials of Philosophy general

education requirement for Audio Technology majors. Same as BCW367.

P458 Philosophy of Religion (3)

An examination of issues such as the relation between faith and reason, arguments for and against theism, the divine

attributes, the problem of evil, religious experience, religious language, death, and immortality.

P468 Religion & Science (3)

Comparison and contrast of philosophies of religion and science in their ways of knowing, uses of language and symbols,

relation to experience, and formulation of beliefs and theories.

P478 Religious Epistemology (3)

The possibility, nature, and certainty of religious knowledge.

P488 Problem of Evil (3)

Explanation for the existence of pain and evil.

Same as BCW488.

P498 Philosophers of Religious Significance (3)

An examination of philosophers who have greatly influenced religious thought. Considered are thinkers such as Plato,

Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein.

P499 God in Philosophy & Theology (3)

A study of the nature of God and the coherence of the divine attributes; God’s relation to logic, language, time, causality,

and evil; belief as it relates to science, natural theology, evidence, and mysticism.

POL365 Western Political Philosophy I (3)

An in-depth study of the foundational works of classical political philosophy: Plato’s

Republic

and Aristotle’s

Politics.

POL366 Western Political Philosophy II (3)

An in-depth study of the major modern political philosophers and their thought from Machiavelli through the social

contract theorists to the utilitarians.