Current Course Information
The following list represents the current offerings; for the full range of courses offered philosophy, please consult the Undergraduate Course Descriptions in the UNF catalog.
PHH3100: Ancient Greek Philosophy
This course is a survey of the major metaphysical, epistemological and ethical issues which concern the ancient Greek philosophers. Included will be pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, the stoics, the epicureans, the skeptics, and the neo-Platonists.
PHH3820: (FC) Chinese Philosophy
Chinese Philosophy traces the historical development of the major, traditional movements in thought, religion, and philosophy. Beginning with the Chinese classics, its explores the ideas of Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Legalism, Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism. Readings in primary sources are emphasized.
PHI3084: Philosophical Methods
This course is an investigation of various central methods in philosophical inquiry. The course covers analytic, continental European, comparative (non-Western/Western), and historical perspectives. Attention is paid to developing students' abilities to interpret philosophical material, construct and evaluate arguments, and write philosophical essays. Specific topics will vary by instructor. This course is required for the philosophy major and minor, and is a prerequisite for all 4000 level courses.
Ethics considers questions such as "How should I live?" and "How do I decide the right thing to do and why should I do it?" This course deals with those questions in the areas of moral metaphysics, meta-ethics and normative theories of moral conduct which come from the history of philosophy back to the time of Plato and Aristotle. Other theorists to be discussed include Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill, and may include figures such as Thomas Hobbes, David Hume and John Dewey, as well as contemporary theorists.
PHI3640: Environmental Ethics
This course will cover intrinsic and instrumental value approaches to environmental ethics, alternative environmental ethical approaches, and special environmental ethical issues. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with all the major approaches to environmental ethics and with a few particularly philosophically interesting environmental ethical issues. Students will appreciate and understand the complexity and intricacy of the arguments involved in adopting one approach or position over another.
PHI3700: Philosophy of Religion
This course approaches religion as a phenomenon common to human experience. Religion is examined from the perspective of reason rather than revelation. Philosophy of religion is concerned with philosophical conceptions of deity, the truth claims of differing religions, of revelation, faith, and the problem of verification.
PHI 3930: Art Criticism
PHI 3932: Thought and Practice in South Asia
PHI 3934: Ethics of Emotion
PHI 3939: Science and Objectivity
PHI 4641: Business Ethics