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PHIL 327 001 Philosophy of Law

Basic themes in the philosophy of law. Issues include the nature of law and its relation to morality and politics, legal reasoning, the justification of punishment, and theories of rights, responsibility, and liability.

Cross-listed with LS 351

Stéphanie Grégoire PDF icon PHIL 327-LS 351_S.Gregoire_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
PHIL 286J 001 Great German Thinkers: The Philosophy of Nietzsche

An introduction to and examination of the thought of one important figure (such as Leibniz, Kant, Nietzsche, or Heidegger) or school (such as Idealism, Romanticism, or phenomenology) of German philosophy. The choice of the philosopher(s) studied varies from term to term.

Cross-listed with GER 286

Nikolaj Zunic PDF icon PHIL 286J-GER 286_N.Zunic_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
PHIL 284 001 Great Works: Modern

A historical survey of modern philosophy in the Western tradition.

Topic: The Philosophy of Nietzsche

Nikolaj Zunic PDF icon PHIL 284_N.Zunic_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
PHIL 220J 001 Philosophy of Friendship

Friendship is an essential part of a happy life. Ancient western philosophers made friendship one of the cornerstones of their ethics. This course is an exploration of their views on problems such as the necessity of friendship, its nature, its species, and its relationship to happiness and the political community.

Cross-listed with CLAS 220

Stéphanie Grégoire PDF icon PHIL 220J-CLAS 220_S.Gregoire_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
PHIL 215 004 Professional and Business Ethics

Study of ethical and moral issues that typically arise in professional and business activity. What responsibilities to society at large do people in such business and professional activities as teaching, engineering, planning, architecture, and accounting have? How far should professional autonomy extend?

Andrew Stumpf PDF icon PHIL 215_A.Stumpf_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
PHIL 145 002 Critical Thinking

An analysis of basic types of reasoning, structure of arguments, critical assessment of information, common fallacies, problems of clarity and meaning.

Andrew Stumpf PDF icon PHIL 145_A.Stumpf_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
PHIL 118J 001 Virture and the Good Life

An examination of the importance of virtue in general and of the cardinal virtues in particular (practical wisdom, justice, courage, and moderation) for the development of moral character and the enjoyment of the good life.

Stéphanie Grégoire PDF icon PHIL 118J_S.Gregoire_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
PHIL 100J 001 Introduction to Philosophy

This course seeks to introduce students to the nature of philosophy. This is done through the examination of core texts and figures in the history of philosophy as well as in the discussion of perennial philosophical questions.

Nikolaj Zunic PDF icon PHIL 100J_N.Zunic_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
MEDVL 304 001 Heresy and Religious Crises in Late Medieval Europe

An exploration of the impact of social crises on late medieval religious modes of expression. Topics will include the Great Famine, the Black Death, the Avignon Papacy and Western Schism, the development of heretical movements, and the eventual disintegration of European religious unity.

Cross-listed with HIST 304, RS 342

Jolanta Komornicka PDF icon HIST 304-MEDVL 304-RS 342_J.Komornicka_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
MEDVL 260 001 Europe: 410-1303

The political, cultural, economic, and ecclesiastical development of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the end of the high middle ages.

Cross-listed with HIST 260

Jolanta Komornicka PDF icon HIST 260-MEDVL 260_J.Komornicka.pdf Winter 2020