In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Division.
Philosophy of Human Nature
is an approach to philosophical thinking by way of analysis and critique of theories of human nature, classical and modern, and the world views associated with them.
Principles of Philosophy
is a general introduction to the study of Philosophy both as a contemporary intellectual discipline and as a body of knowledge. The course covers the main divisions, fundamental questions and essential terminology of Philosophy through a reading of classical texts (It is a required course for further courses in Philosophy programs. It is intended for students in first year who have completed one semester of university education).
Principles of Philosophy
is an introduction to traditional and modern logic open in any year to all students wishing acquaintance with basic logical skills.
Principles of Human Knowledge
are various concepts of knowledge - empirical, rational, transcendental, systematic. Their metaphysical grounds and implications. The concept of scientific knowledge; real and abstract entities; objectivity and subjectivity.
is the sources and validity of ethical principles which underlie individual and social action.
History of Ancient Philosophy
(same as Classics 2701) is a survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans.
History of Modern Philosophy
is survey of the development of western Philosophy since the seventeenth century.
Credit may be obtained for only ONE of 3700, 3701, 2702.
is defined by its aim: to provide students with an opportunity to develop the philosophical dimension primarily, in areas of practical concern. Issues dealt with are chiefly contemporary ones: technology, bioethics, leisure, professional ethics, role of education, materialism, human rights and others of the kind.
is leading philosophical ideas concerning the origin and justification of political institutions.
Philosophy of the Humanities
is expression and interpretation in the humanistic disciplines: theology, history, art and literature, language. Philosophical Hermeneutics.
Philosophy and Literature
is a study of the interrelationship of thought and imagination in philosophical and literary forms of writing.
is selections from the works of the Greek "lovers of wisdom" - the first philosophers - particularly Plato.
is the works and legacy of perhaps the most influential systematic thinker of all time.
is a systematic introduction to the works and thought of the "father of modern philosophy".
is a study of the work and influence of Hume on theories of knowledge, metaphysics and moral philosophy.
Kant's Theory of Knowledge
is an introduction to the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the modern era, concentrating on his theory of knowledge, particularly as stated in the Critique of Pure Reason.
is selections from Hegel's system with emphasis on the nature of dialectical and speculative philosophy and its enormous influence in the present time.
is the philosophy and literature of Existentialism from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky to Sartre, de Beauvoir and Camus.
Credit may not be obtained for both 3980 and 3940.
Seminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology
Seminar in Special Authors and Texts