Course Description

Philosophy

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 330-02 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 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.