Philosophy

Course Offerings � Spring 2006

Phil 1000-01

Introduction to Philosophy - C1, CH

Stevens

MW

11:00 - 11:50

An introduction to critical thinking through a study of elementary logic and scientific method and an introduction to philosophical problems of ethics, religion, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Discussion Time Options:
1000-10, Fri., 11:00-11:50
1000-11, Fri., 12:10-1:00

Phil 1000-02

Introduction to Philosophy - C1, CH

Moffett

TR

11:00 � 12:15

An introduction to critical thinking through a study of elementary logic and scientific method and an introduction to philosophical problems of ethics, religion, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Phil 1000-03

Introduction to Philosophy - C1, CH

Griesmaier

MW

10:00 � 10:50

An introduction to critical thinking through a study of elementary logic and scientific method and an introduction to philosophical problems of ethics, religion, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Discussion Time Options:
1000-12, Fri., 10:00-10:50
1000-13, Fri., 10:00-10:50
1000-14, Fri., 11:00-11:50
1000-15, Fri., 11:00-11:50

Phil 2100-01

The Greek Mind � C1, CH

Goodin

TR

1:20 � 2:35

Part one of the history of philosophy sequence. The first great age of Western philosophy was in ancient Greece. Students read from ancient Greek poets, historians and medical writers, as well as philosophers. The course attempts to understand the Greek mind: what Greeks thought of persons, society and the universe.

Phil 2300-01

Ethics in Practice � C1, CH

Stevens

MWF

9:00 � 9:50

Examines ethical issues that are particularly relevant to our culture and time period.  Possible topics include abortion, environmental ethics, euthanasia, war and terrorism, capital punishment, the impact of advertising in our culture, our treatment of animals, and same-sex marriage.

Phil 3000-01

Seminar: Intro to M & E

Moffett

TR

1:20 � 2:35

Metaphysics and epistemology are the core areas of contemporary philosophy. Metaphysics is the study of the fundamental nature of reality; epistemology is the study of our understanding of that reality. The two areas are intimately connected: what we believe to be a plausible metaphysical view depends on what we take knowledge to consist in; conversely, the way the world is may constrain what we can know and how we know it. More surprisingly, it is possible that the nature of the world isn�t independent of our understanding of it! In this class we will explore each of the main debates in metaphysics and epistemology and their interrelations.

Phil 3350-01

History of Moral Philosophy � C1

Sherline

TR

11:00 � 12:15

A historical and philosophical overview of ethical theory ranging from ancient Greek ethics to the present.

Phil 3420-01

Logic II: Symbolic Logic

Griesmaier

MWF

1:10 � 2:00

Second course in the logic sequence. Studies both propositional and quantificational logic, concentrating on methods of proof. Takes up such topics as identity, singular terms, intuitive set theory, and translating English sentences into symbolic notation.

Phil 3500-01

History of Science � C1, G1

Griesmaier

TR

9:35 � 10:50

Historical and philosophical survey of the development of science from the ancient Greeks to the twentieth century.

Phil 4200-01

Topics in Political Philosophy: Global Problems � W3

Sherline

T

3:00 � 5:30

We'll consider substantive issues such as global warming, poverty and famine, overpopulation, market globalization; basic normative concerns at play in these issues, such as human rights and socio-economic equality; and the kinds of institutional structures that might promote these concerns.

Phil 4340-01

Topics Environ. Ethics: Environmental Justice

Lockwood

R

3:00 � 5:30

Environmental justice and sustainability -- who could oppose these principles?But these easy ideals come with hard questions: When does human welfare trump duties to nature? What happens when protecting the environment harms people? How can we balance the needs of current people, future generations, and other species? Does environmental justice distract us from the essential moral issues of racial and economic justice?

Phil 4560-01

Metaphysics

Moffett

W
2:40 � 5:10

Topic: Time, Persistence and Identity

Phil 5100-01

Figures in Modern Philosophy � W3

Goodin

M

2:40 � 5:10

Topic: Descartes.

 

Major and Minor information can be found on the Philosophy web site at:

http://uwyo.edu/philosophy

or by contacting the Philosophy Department at 766-3204, Hoyt Hall, Rm 325