Course Descriptions

Philosophy

PHIL 101 Introduction to Logic (3)

Matthew Wion

mwion@sandiego.edu 

CRN 2 Limit 32
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-F
1 – 3:40 p.m.
KIPJ-219

The study of arguments, including basic principles of traditional logic together with an introduction to modern sentential logic. Topics include recognizing arguments, premises, conclusions, induction and deduction, fallacies, categorical syllogisms, and sentential inference forms. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 24.

PHIL 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Tyler Hower

hower@sandiego.edu 

CRN 3 Limit 32
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-F       
9 – 11:40 a.m.  
KIPJ-219               

A basic orientation course treating the principal problems of philosophy, such as knowledge, human nature, values, nature, God, etc. A historical approach may also be used as a means of further clarification of the topics being discussed. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 24.

PHIL 111 Philosophy of Human Nature (3)

Jack Crumley

jcrumley@sandiego.edu

CRN 4 Limit 32
3-week Pre Session (6/5 – 6/23)
M-F
9 – 11:40 a.m.
KIPJ-215

This introductory course surveys various approaches to human nature. The course may include such topics as the relation of mind and body, the nature of consciousness, life after death and the existence of the soul, the possibility of artificial intelligence, race and gender issues, the relation between the individual and society, and non-Western views of human nature. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 15.

PHIL 330-01 Ethics (3)

Michael Kelly

michaelkelly@sandiego.edu

CRN 5 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-F    
9 – 11:40 a.m.            
KIPJ-214

A general study of principles or standards for judging individual and social conduct, focusing on major thinkers and philosophical issues in normative ethics, and the application of moral judgment to social or problem areas in human conduct. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 24.

PHIL 330-02 Ethics (3)

Nick Riggle

nriggle@sandiego.edu

CRN 6 Limit 25
3-week Pre Session (6/5 – 6/23)
M-F    
9 – 11:40 a.m.            
KIPJ-214         

A general study of principles or standards for judging individual and social conduct, focusing on major thinkers and philosophical issues in normative ethics, and the application of moral judgment to social or problem areas in human conduct. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 15.

PHIL 331 Biomedical Ethics (3)

Gary Jones

garyj@sandiego.edu

CRN 7 Limit 25
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-F
1 – 3:40 p.m.
KIPJ-223A

A systematic examination of ethical principles as they apply to issues in medicine and scientific research, that is: mercy killing; abortion; experimentation on human subjects; allocation of scarce medical resources; organ transplants; and behavior modification. Moral obligations connected with the roles of nurse, doctor, etc., will receive special attention. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 24.

PHIL 338 Environmental Ethics (3)

Rodney Peffer

peffer@sandiego.edu

CRN 8 Limit 25
6-week Mid Session (6/26 – 8/4)
TTh
5:30 – 8:45 p.m.
KIPJ-214

An exploration of ethical issues pertinent to the environment, for example: obligations to future generations; the question of animal rights; endangered species; pesticides and pollution; energy technologies; depletion of resources; and global justice and ocean resources. Consideration of the pertinent obligations of individuals, businesses, and government. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, June 12.

PHIL 340 Ethics War and Peace (3)

Mark Woods

mwoods@sandiego.edu

CRN 9 Limit 25
3-week Pre Session (6/5 – 6/23)
M-F    
9 – 11:40 a.m.            
KIPJ-217A

Normative ethics applied to moral questions of war and peace, such as: Can war ever be justified? If so, what are the moral constraints upon the conduct of war? How can peace be attained? What do pacifists and others offer as non-violent alternatives to armed conflict? Other topics might include terrorism, humanitarian interventions, nuclear warfare and deterrence, and war crimes.  Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 15.