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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2007/2008)
11.21 Philosophy

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.

1001

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.

1200

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).

1600

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.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both Philosophy 1600 and the former Philosophy 1001.

2200

Principles of Philosophy

(same as 1200 above but offered to students beyond first year)

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both 1200 and 2200.

2210

Logic

is an introduction to traditional and modern logic open in any year to all students wishing acquaintance with basic logical skills.

No prerequisite.

2220

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.

2230

Moral Philosophy

is the sources and validity of ethical principles which underlie individual and social action.

2701

History of Ancient Philosophy

(same as Classics 2701) is a survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans.

2702

History of Modern Philosophy

is survey of the development of western Philosophy since the seventeenth century.

Note:

Credit may be obtained for only ONE of 3700, 3701, 2702.

2800-2810

Contemporary Issues

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.

3400

Political Philosophy

is leading philosophical ideas concerning the origin and justification of political institutions.

3600

Philosophy of the Humanities

is expression and interpretation in the humanistic disciplines: theology, history, art and literature, language. Philosophical Hermeneutics.

3610

Philosophy and Literature

is a study of the interrelationship of thought and imagination in philosophical and literary forms of writing.

3730

Plato

is selections from the works of the Greek "lovers of wisdom" - the first philosophers - particularly Plato.

3740

Aristotle

is the works and legacy of perhaps the most influential systematic thinker of all time.

3800

Descartes

is a systematic introduction to the works and thought of the "father of modern philosophy".

3840

Hume

is a study of the work and influence of Hume on theories of knowledge, metaphysics and moral philosophy.

3850

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.

3860

Hegel

is selections from Hegel's system with emphasis on the nature of dialectical and speculative philosophy and its enormous influence in the present time.

3940

Existentialism

is the philosophy and literature of Existentialism from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky to Sartre, de Beauvoir and Camus.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for both 3980 and 3940.

4250

Seminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology

4700

Seminar in Special Authors and Texts