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PHIL 1010 - Western Philosophy 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course involves an examination of the great philosophical ideas that have shaped the development of Western Civilization. These ideas include those promoted during the ancient Greek period of Western development, the early Christian era, the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Nineteenth Century, the Modern Age, the Age of Existentialism, the Postmodern era, and the Age of Recovery. The philosophers covered include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Paul, Augustine, Occam, Aquinas, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Emerson, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Bergson, Dewey, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Teilhard, Habermas, Pera, Guardini, Zizek, and Ratzinger. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1030 - Philosophy of Religion 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours The Philosophy of Religion focuses on a study of the philosophical questions that have emerged from humanity's centuries old experience with religion. These questions include the arguments for and against the existence of God, the questions surrounding the attributes of God, the problems posed by the existence of evil in the world, the relationship between science and religion, the problems posed by the diversity of theological doctrines, and the nature of religious ethics. The philosophers covered include Thomas Aquinas, Alvin Plantinga, Paul Davies, Boethius, C. S. Lewis, Saint Augustine, Henri Bergson, Gabriel Marcel, Pierre Teilhard, Slavoj Zizek, Romano Guardini, George Weigel, Reinhold Niebuhr, Richard Niebuhr, and Joseph Ratzinger. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1050 - American Philosophy 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course involves an examination of the great philosophical ideas that have shaped the development of American Culture. These ideas include those promoted by the Puritans, the Unitarians, the Universalists, the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, the Transcendentalists, the Abolitionists, the Pragmatists, the Modernists, the Lost Generation, the Existentialists, the New Critics, and the Postmodernists. The philosophers covered include Winthrop, Bradford, Mather, Edwards, Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, Fuller, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, James, Dewey, Wilson, Fitzgerald, Lewis, Ransom, O'Conner, Updike, and Weigel. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1070 - Science Art and Literature 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course is an interdisciplinary course that explores the relationships that exist among science, literature and art. The course examines the literary, cinematic, poetic, and artistic image of the scientist in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It then invites the students to compare this image to the actual operation of science in the real world. Finally, it asks students determine which image they feel is most accurate and challenges them to express that view in a literary or artistic way. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1090 - The History of the Future 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course involves an examination of a variety of present trends which may lead to the development of alternate futures, as well as a study of those alternate futures. The course begins with an examination of the basic problems of the present and then examines the technique of psychohistory as a way for metahistorians to predict the direction of those trends in terms of probabilities. The course then explores the basic elements of a psychohistorian solution [the initial conditions and the theories of international behavior] and challenges the students to devise their own picture of the next one hundred years. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1110 - Ethics 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, ethical issues in genetic engineering, sexual ethics, racism and sexism, capital punishment, ethics and the environment and so on. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1130 - Philosophy and Science 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course involves an examination of the interaction between philosophy and science. The course revolves around an examination of the major scientific theories of the modern age: the Big Bang Theory of the origin of the universe; the Theory of Evolution and the Origin of Life, the Theory of Relativity and the Theory of Quantum Physics, Chaos Theory, and the Theory of Complexity. Students are introduced to the basic principles and scientific laws of each theory and are then challenged to unravel the philosophical impact of those theories on ethics, art, and the meaning of life. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1170 - Eastern Philosophy 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours Eastern Philosophy examines the development of Eastern philosophy from a historical perspective. The course begins with ancient Eastern philosophy and focuses on a study of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Judaism. It then moves on to medieval developments in Eastern philosophy including those related to Islam, Neo-Confucianism, Zen Buddhism, and Kabbalah. The course ends with a look at modern Eastern philosophy including especially developments in Japanese philosophy and its assimilation and synthesis of the Western ideas of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger with those of several modern Japan philosophers. Course Syllabus
PHIL 1999 - Philosophy Elective 1.0 Credits; 1.0 Lecture Hours This course is used for transfer purposes only. may be used more than once. Course Syllabus
PHIL 2999 - Special Topics in Philosophy 1.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course enables faculty members in philosophy to present various topics of current interest to students throughout the college on a limited basis. The course may involve participation in required field trips. Course may be repeated on different topic. The course may be offered twice before it must be discontinued or added to the curriculum via the required Curriculum Committee process. The course meets the humanities elective requirements in most NC State's degree programs. Course Syllabus
PHIL 9120 - Great Ideas in Western Civilization 2.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours Great Ideas in Western Civilization (PHIL9120) will examine great ideas that have shaped the development of Western Civilization. These ideas include those promoted in the Ancient Greek philosophy, Christian philosophy, the Enlightment, Nineteenth Century ideology and modern philosophy. Each unit revolves around one of these themes and involves a look at the several of the principal thinkers of Western Civilization, including Plato, Aristotle, St. Paul, Augustine, Occam, Sartee, Luther, Descartes, Hobbes, Rouseau, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Russell, Niebuhr, and others. Bridge course from Quarter to Semester. Course Syllabus

 

 

 

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