- Philosophy 2020 - Basic Logic (Summer Day)
- Philosophy 2073F - Death (Summer Evening)
- Philosophy 2074F - Business Ethics (Intersession)
- Philosophy 2200F - Ancient Philosophy (Distance Studies)
- Philosophy 2300F - Philosophy of Science (Summer Evening)
- Philosophy 2202F - Early Modern Philosophy (Distance Studies)
- Philosophy 2250 - Introduction to Logic (Summer Evening)
- Philosophy 2500F - Introduction to Theory of Knowledge (Distance Studies)
- Philosophy 2700F - Introduction Ethics and Value Theory (Distance Studies)
- Philosophy 2701E - Modes of Normative Reasoning (Distance Studies)
- Philosophy 2730F - Media Ethics (Intersession)
- Philosophy 2801F - Contemporary Political Philosophy (Summer Day)
- Philosophy 2810F - Global Justic and Human Rights (Summer Day)
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Detailed Course Descriptions
Instructors: S. Chow
Modern formal logic including argument structure, propositional logic and elementary quantification. Applications to everyday reasoning and to computer "thinking" are considered, along with related issues in semantics and the philosophy of logic. Intended primarily for students not planning further studies in Philosophy or Logic.
Instructor: N. McGinnis
The meaning and moral importance of death will be explored through a series of questions: What is death? Is death a bad thing? Do people survive death? What do we mean when we say that someone is "dying"? Should knowledge of death change the way we live our lives?
Instructor: D. Proessel
Ethical analysis of issues arising in contemporary business life. Sample topics: ethical codes in business; fair and unfair competition, advertising and consumer needs and wants; responsibilities to investors, employees and society; conflicts of interest and obligation; business and the regulatory environment.
Instructor: N. Fawcett
A critical examination of key works of Greek philosophers with major emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.
Instructor: A. Porter
A critical examination of key works of selected figures of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Instructor: R. Moir
A study of sentential and predicate logic designed to train students to use procedures and systems (trees, natural deduction, axiomatic systems) for determining logical properties and relations, and to give students an understanding of syntactic and semantic metatheoretical concepts, and results relevant to those procedures and systems.
Instructor: A. Petropanagos
Critical study of the nature and justification of ethical and value judgements, with an analysis of key concepts and a survey of the main contemporary theories.
Instructor: V. Racine
Approaches to ethical decision making will be examined to see how they can assist practical ethical reasoning and enhance our understanding of morality. Approaches to be studied include: casuistry, interpretation, the construction of narratives, and the application of moral theory to real life situations.
Instructor: A. White
A study of ethical issues in media, including such topics as: the reasonable limits of free expression; intellectual property and the public domain; official secrets and access to information; regulating online content; commercial databases and informational privacy; cameras in the courtroom; plagiarism and piracy; defamation; hactivism and the hacker ethic.
Instructor: R. Robb
A study of some of the central issues and theoretical alternatives in contemporary political philosophy from among the following: utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, socialism, feminism, and communitarianism. Issues to be studied may include multiculturalism, economic redistribution, individual rights and the limits of legitimate state authority.
Instructor: J. Spring
What are our obligations to other countries and their citizens? Do those obligations issue from universal human rights? This course will address these questions through the consideration of a number of topics that raise issues of global justice, for example economic globalization, genocide and military intervention.