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PHILOSOPHY 190AA - Comparative Aboriginal and European Philosophy

Comparison of the philosophical traditions of Aboriginal peoples of North America with those of Europeans.  Views considered may include those on the relationship between the individual and the community, the relationship between people and the natural environment, the nature of property, and the role of reason in gaining knowledge.

PHILOSOPHY 281 - Philosophy of Sexuality and Love (formerly PHIL 290AI)

An examination of philosophical approaches to love, friendship, marriage and sexuality.  Topics include: the nature of sexuality; theories of perversion; sexual ethics and pornography, prostitution, promiscuity and adultery; varieties and forms of love, sexuality and friendship; the significance of gender within the philosophy of sex and love.

Prerequisite: Philosophy 100 or completion of 15 credit hours.

PHILOSOPHY 282:  Philosophical Issues in Sustainable Development (formerly PHIL 209AF)

This course critically examines sustainable development from a philosophical perspective clarifying its various meanings, coherence, and implications.  Underlying principles (such as the precautionary principle), relationship to other concepts (such as sustainable growth), and implied ethical obligations are explored.  The merits of different sustainable development strategies are philosophically examined.

Prerequisite: Philosophy 100 or completion of 15 credit hours.

PHILOSOPHY 328AA/428AA: Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Advanced Topics on Kant - an AA-ZZ series.  A philosophical investigation of Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason.

Prerequisite: Registration in 328AA requires one 200-level Philosophy course.  Registration in 428AA requires permission of the Department Head.

PHILOSOPHY 310AO/410AO: Being Human: Beauvoir

This course is an historical reading of Beauvoir's philosophical work from Pyrrhus and Cineas to The Second Sex.  Our focus will be her theories of human ambiguity, the tension between human freedom and responsibility, the relationship between metaphysics and literature. 

Prerequisite: Registration in 310AO requires one 200-level Philosophy course.  Registration in 410AO requires permission of the Department Head.