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Philosophy
Philosophy for the 21st Century
In this course, we examine the prospects for fashioning a radically new philosophical understanding of the world and our place within it. Rather than employing anthropocentric models of the modern period, we search for another system of coordinates based on a broader ecological awareness and attention to both the human and the nonhuman world around us.
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
Critical Thinking: Informal Logic
In this course, we study and apply the principles and methods that distinguish good reasoning from poor reasoning. Working with this toolkit of techniques for evaluating arguments, we examine the logic that shapes contemporary debates about politics, media, art, and science. As a complement to the practical nature of this exercise, we also reflect on the psychological structures that make critical thinking an essenti...
Jan 23 - May 08
On Campus
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2019
Introduction to Philosophy I: Ancient to Modern
This course surveys the history of western philosophy from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to the beginnings of modern philosophy in the work of Descartes. Students are introduced to the classic philosophical questions: What is truth? Beauty? Justice? What are the essential components of a good life? What are the proper roles of reason and the passions? While examining these questions, we also consider the nature of p...
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
Philosophy for the 21st Century
In this course we examine the prospects for fashioning a radically new philosophical understanding of the world and our place within it. In contrast to the anthropocentric models of the modern period, we search for another system of coordinates based on a broader ecological awareness and attention to both the human and non-human world around us. Drawing concepts from philosophers such as Baruch Spinoza, Gilles Deleuz...
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
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