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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.
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 6631 - NPHI 0112 A
  • Quigley, Timothy
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
The Nature of Free Will
What does it mean to believe we are free? How do we reconcile the concept of an omniscient god with the idea of individual freedom? Are our actions causally determined? These questions have been raised by philosophers for at least 2,500 years. Without an answer to them, our self-understanding as moral beings, responsible for our actions, is jeopardized. In this course, students consider different answers to these que...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 1879 - NPHI 0545 A
  • Guzman, Luis
Jun 04 - Jul 25
On Campus
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 - 9:50 PM
Summer 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...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 4314 - NPHI 2610 A
  • Isea, Ricardo
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...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 4300 - NPHI 2100 A
  • Quigley, Timothy
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...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 6630 - NPHI 3112 A
  • Quigley, Timothy
Jan 22 - May 13
Online
Spring 2019
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