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Fall 2022 COURSES

The following courses are offered during the Fall 2022 semester.  Please view the Moravian University Course Catalog for a complete listing of the Philosophy Department course offerings.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Course Code Title Instructor Days Start Time End Time LinC
PHIL 120 A Introduction to Philosophy Staff M, W 9:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. M3
PHIL 120 B Introduction to Philosophy Staff M, W 12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m. M3
PHIL 130 A Hip Hop Music, Spoken Word & Phil Moeller Hybrid (In-person & Online) M, W 12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m.  
PHIL 220 A Adv Logic: Sentential & Predicate Naraghi T, R 2:00 p.m. 3:10 p.m.  
PHIL 224 A Applied Ethics Naraghi T, R 12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m.  U2
PHIL 281 A Topics in Ethics: Race & Film Moeller Online (Asynchronous)     M3
PHIL 291 A ST: Intro Philosophy of Science Naraghi M, W 3:30 p.m. 4:40 p.m.  U1
             
             

100-Level Courses

PHIl 120 A and PHIL 120 B: Introduction to Philosophy

Tasks and the subject matters of philosophy, including the major theories of reality, knowledge, religion, morality and social justice. Attention to several classic philosophical texts as primary source readings. (M3)

PHIL 130 A: Hip Hop Music, Spoken Word & Phil

We will investigate how some Hip Hop music and Spoken Word works engage with classic Western philosophical themes and questions, including those of knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, love, and justice. How do some contribute to knowledge and some perpetuate injustice, sexism, and violence? How does Rakim relate to Augustine's arguments on God, Gil Scot-Heron to Kant on punishment, Lil' Kim to Sartre on 'the objectifying gaze'? Students will be required to attend two spoken word workshops or performances, and to view and listen to material outside of class. Moeller.

200-Level Courses

PHIL 220 A: Advanced Logic: Sentential & Predicate

A study of advanced topics in logic, including propositional and predicate logic. Naraghi.

PHIL 224 A: Applied Ethics

A study of the application of ethical theory to complex real and fictitious cases concerning contemporary moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, animal rights, cloning, torture, same sex marriage, etc. (U2) Naraghi.

PHIL 281 A: Topics in Ethics: Race & Film

A study of the relationship among race, identities, experiences, film, and ethics. Some of the issues discussed are: How do our unique experiences shape our moral views? How are those experiences shaped by such differences as race, culture, gender, and family background? Can we gain moral knowledge from the testimonies of others? (If so, how? If not, why not?) How can film provide such testimonies? How can film disrupt our very tendency to think of film as representing reality - whether as it is or as it should be?Why are some films labelled "Black" or "African American"? What are such labels said to mean? So too with films labelled "Native American," or "Indian," or "Indigenous," or "Latinx," or "Asian" or "Asian-American"? Are any films labelled "White" or "European-American"? Why or why not? What can we learn from studying critically how we think about films? How can we respond ethically to fims? We will explore these issues through critical engagement with films. Students can do traditional papers and exams but also will have the option of alternative, customized, original, creative and/or other projects. (Repeatable) (M3) Moeller.

PHIL 291 A: ST: Intro Philosophy of Science

A study of what is science, how it works, what distinguishes it from other disciplines, and what is the nature and value of scientific inquiry and scientific theories. More specifically, in this course, you study the following topics: Different theories/conceptions on the nature of science and scientific methods, The relation between science and society and how science can influence society and how it can be influenced by social norms and values. The relation between science and gender, and more specifically, how feminism challenges and changes our conception of science. And finally, the major philosophical problems in Physics, Biology, and Psychology.  (U1) Naraghi.