Philosophy (PHI)

PHI 401 Rationalism. (3) N
Examination of classical philosophical rationalism, as in Descartes, Spinoza, Malebranche, or Leibniz. Contemporary rationalist thought may also be examined. Prerequisites: PHI 302; 1 course from among PHI 305, 309, 312, 316, 317.

PHI 402 Empiricism. (3) N
Examination of representatives of either classical or contemporary philosophical empiricism, e.g., Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Butler, Berkeley, Reid, Hume, Mill, Carnap, and Ayer. Prerequisites: PHI 302; 1 course from among PHI 305, 309, 312, 316, 317. General Studies: HU.

PHI 403 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy. (3) A
Aims and methods of such 20th-century philosophers as Frege, Moore, Russell, Witt-genstein, Carnap, Ayer, Wisdom, Ryle, Austin, Strawson, Quine, and Sellars, with application to metaphysics and epistemology. Prerequisites: PHI 302; 1 course from among PHI 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 401, 402. General Studies: HU.

PHI 413 Advanced Symbolic Logic. (3) N
Properties of formal systems axiomatizing propositional and 1st-order predicate logic. May also include modal logic, number theory, and limits of logicism. Prerequisite: PHI 333.

PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy. (3) A
Course descriptions on file in department. Topics may be selected from the following:
(a) History of Philosophy
(b) Metaphysics/Epistemology
(c) Philosophy of Language/Logic
(d) Philosophy of Science
(e) Value Theory
Courses may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: one relevant upper-division PHI course or instructor approval.

PHI 591 Seminar. (1–3) A
Topics may be selected from the following:
(a) Aesthetics
(b) Epistemology
(c) Ethics
(d) History of Philosophy
(e) Logic
(f) Metaphysics
(g) Philosophy of Language
(h) Philosophy of Law
(i) Philosophy of Science
(j) Social and Political Philosophy

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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